18 September 1987 Impact Of Satellite Motion On Optical Intersatellite Data Links: A System Simulation Approach
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Proceedings Volume 0810, Optical Systems for Space Applications; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.941542
Event: Fourth International Symposium on Optical and Optoelectronic Applied Sciences and Engineering, 1987, The Hague, Netherlands
Digital satellite communication links are usually characterized by transmission capacity, link distance, bit error rate, availability and lifetime. For optical data links however an additional parameter, the burst error rate has to be specified. The physical reason for occurence of burst errors lies in the required precise mutual tracking of both satellite communication terminals. The influence of the statistical motion of both satellites around their nominal attitude on optical data link performance has been studied by computer simulations. Improvements achievable with forward error correcting coding are analysed. These simulation results are based on a Gaussian distribution of indenpendently vibrating satellites. Realistic values for simulation are obtained by multiplication with the Fourier transform of complex transfer function of spacecraft motion.
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Manfred Wittig, Manfred Wittig, Werner Reiland, Werner Reiland, } "Impact Of Satellite Motion On Optical Intersatellite Data Links: A System Simulation Approach", Proc. SPIE 0810, Optical Systems for Space Applications, (18 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.941542; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.941542

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