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2 March 2020 Design of space laser communication optical module
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Proceedings Volume 11272, Free-Space Laser Communications XXXII; 112720I (2020)
Event: SPIE LASE, 2020, San Francisco, California, United States
Satellite laser communication hardware design that supports space-based optical communications, and successful hardware demonstrations, are presented for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) terminals. For inter-satellite links (ISL), the design of an optical module has been optimized to support satellite-to-satellite relays. Providing optical line-of-sight (LOS) stabilization, the Optical Bench Assembly (OBA) is the modular component that includes the LOS jitter rejection control loop system, which stabilizes the transmit (Tx) and receive (Rx) data channels. The jitter rejection system design of the OBA is described. The demonstrated performance is reported for the nested control loop rejecting the host platform’s on-orbit vibration profile.
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Ezra Milby, Tim Rodrigues, Jino Jo, Jay Schwartz, Dave Driscoll, Paul Cucchiaro, Spencer Jordan, Laura Wilson, Paul Greaves, and Ed Colozzo "Design of space laser communication optical module", Proc. SPIE 11272, Free-Space Laser Communications XXXII, 112720I (2 March 2020);

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