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1 July 1990 Full-scale laboratory breadboard model of a free-space laser transceiver package
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The design, assembly and testing of the laboratory breadboard model of a CO2 laser free-space transceiver terminal with full scale optics have been successfully developed at comparatively low cost. The transceiver has a 140 Mbit/s communication subsystem and a spatial pointing, acquisition, and tracking subsystem. The most important test results are presented and their relevance for other free-space communication systems using different laser technologies is pointed out. A comparison to specifications for intersatellite and interorbit link applications is used to show the basic feasibility of optical space communications and to point out areas which need technological improvements.
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Peter Huber, Werner Reiland, Volker Klein, and Alexandru F. Popescu "Full-scale laboratory breadboard model of a free-space laser transceiver package", Proc. SPIE 1218, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies II, (1 July 1990);

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