24 December 1980 Optical Communications For Deep Space Missions
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Some initial considerations are given for an Earth-orbiting relay system using optical data links from deep space and RF links to ground. The advantages of such a system are presented, and some preliminary design concepts and modulation formats are proposed. The tracking and pointing problem is discussed with some indication of capabilities and limitations.
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R. M. Gagliardi, "Optical Communications For Deep Space Missions", Proc. SPIE 0241, Real-Time Signal Processing III, (24 December 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959224; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959224

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