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2 March 2020 A system overview of a small form factor free space optical communication prototype
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Proceedings Volume 11272, Free-Space Laser Communications XXXII; 112720L (2020) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2551310
Event: SPIE LASE, 2020, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
Free-space optical communication (FSO) enables high-bandwidth data links that are difficult to detect, intercept, and jam. In this paper we provide an overview of a small form factor FSO prototype intended for UAVs called OCELOT (Optical Communication Efficient Low-profile Terminal). NRL designed, developed, and tested an OCELOT prototype, and demonstrated a 1 Gbps duplex link 16 km across the Chesapeake Bay. We will discuss the design decisions and tradeoffs, highlighting the low-SWaP FSO technologies used in the prototype.
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Taylor A. Page, Jonathan W. Rabinovich, Linda M. Thomas, Andrew Menas, Mike S. Ferraro, William S. Rabinovich, Rita Mahon, and Wade T. Freeman "A system overview of a small form factor free space optical communication prototype", Proc. SPIE 11272, Free-Space Laser Communications XXXII, 112720L (2 March 2020); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2551310
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