16 August 1994 Tracking and Delay Relay Satellite System (TDRSS)-LIGHT: a space communications architecture
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There is a growing interest in applying the resources of the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) as the primary support capability for future small satellite users. This interest is based on a variety of benefits offered by the TDRSS, and not available with globally-distributed space-ground links. An architecture based on an optical augmentation to the current TDRSS space network is discussed, including a candidate design for the user and relay terminals.
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Bernard D. Seery, Bernard D. Seery, Michael W. Fitzmaurice, Michael W. Fitzmaurice, William L. Hayden, William L. Hayden, Joseph Burt, Joseph Burt, Peter O. Minott, Peter O. Minott, Michael Anthony Krainak, Michael Anthony Krainak, } "Tracking and Delay Relay Satellite System (TDRSS)-LIGHT: a space communications architecture", Proc. SPIE 2123, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies VI, (16 August 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.184645; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.184645
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