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22 April 1996 Performance evaluation of laser communication equipment onboard the ETS-VI satellite
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Communications Research Laboratory (CRL) developed laser communication equipment (LCE) onboard the engineering test satellite VI(ETS-VI) and a ground system for establishment of basic technologies in optical intersatellite communications. The experiments using a ground-to-space laser link started on December 1994. In the paper, preliminary evaluation for the performance of LCE is presented based on a part of experimental data. Included in the paper are a brief description of operation and data acquisition system, acquisition, tracking and pointing subsystem performance, and communication subsystem performance.
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Kenichi Araki, Yoshinori Arimoto, Motokazu Shikatani, Masahiro Toyoda, Morio Toyoshima, Tetsuo Takahashi, Seiji Kanda, and Koichi Shiratama "Performance evaluation of laser communication equipment onboard the ETS-VI satellite", Proc. SPIE 2699, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies VIII, (22 April 1996); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.238434
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