1 July 1990 SILEX beacon equipment
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The design of this equipment based on the use of nineteen 500 mW laser diodes is presented. The Beacon is a powerful and collimated optical source based upon semi-conductor lasers. This equipment is implemented in the SILEX GEO2 terminal and its function is to provide a continuous wave light beam towards the LEO or GEO1 satellites during the acquisition phases. The design was experimentally validated with a functional breadboard, and test results demonstrated the feasibility of every performance required by the SILEX system.
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Pierre-Jean Crepin, Pierre-Jean Crepin, Pierrick Leblay, Pierrick Leblay, Regine Haller, Regine Haller, Isabelle Tremillon, Isabelle Tremillon, Jean-Pierre Sonon, Jean-Pierre Sonon, "SILEX beacon equipment", Proc. SPIE 1218, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies II, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18193; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.18193

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