1 July 1990 Design of compact transceiver optical systems for optical intersatellite links
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Proceedings Volume 1218, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies II; (1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18185
Event: OE/LASE '90, 1990, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
In optical communication links between GEO satellites, all optical beam control functions required for the transceiver may be realized without using external gimbals. Configuration of such a transceiver internal optical system can be designed considering the satellite dynamics in orbit. This paper presents a design of the transceiver internal optical systems, taking into account the accuracy of satellite station-keeping and attitude control as well as an orbital separation. An experimental optics was constructed on the basis of the results for a bidirectional link between satellites separated by about 60 deg in orbit. The attitude control accuracy of + or - 0.1 deg and the satellite station-keeping of + or - 0.1 deg were assumed. It can be utilized to develop a variety of beam-controlling schemes.
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Kenichi Araki, Keizo Inagaki, Koji Yasukawa, "Design of compact transceiver optical systems for optical intersatellite links", Proc. SPIE 1218, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies II, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18185; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.18185
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Transceivers

Satellites

Beam controllers

Optical tracking

Control systems

Optical components

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