20 April 1995 Optical subnet concept for the NASA Deep Space Network
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For NASA deep space missions, an optical subnet can provide significantly increased telecommunications performance (greater than 6 dB above the DSN 70 meter at Ka-Band) and provide full line-of-sight coverage of the ecliptic, 24 hours a day, with high weather availability. This paper describes the results of recent work in defining such a network including the ground terminal and network design, its projected performance as well as a rough order definition of its development, implementation and operations costs.
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Kamran S. Shaik, Kamran S. Shaik, Michael D. Wilhelm, Michael D. Wilhelm, Dennis Wonica, Dennis Wonica, } "Optical subnet concept for the NASA Deep Space Network", Proc. SPIE 2381, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies VII, (20 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.207418; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.207418
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