9 June 1992 System impact of the resonant laser receiver for free-space laser communications
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This paper presents a preliminary assessment of the impact the resonant laser receiver would have on an end-to-end laser communication system. Link budget calculations are described that determine system performance for an 83,000-km crosslink and 42,000-km communication channels, for which transmitter power and data rate are traded for a fixed 14-cm aperture. The acquisition and fine tracking performance are also assessed to determine such parameters as beacon transmitter power, acquisition scanning and staring methods, modulation formats and detection methods, and detector requirements.
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Robert G. Marshalek, Robert G. Marshalek, Robert J. Smith, Robert J. Smith, David L. Begley, David L. Begley, } "System impact of the resonant laser receiver for free-space laser communications", Proc. SPIE 1635, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies IV, (9 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.59267; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.59267
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