22 April 1996 Proposed near-term, 1-Gbps space laser communications demonstration system
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Proceedings Volume 2699, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies VIII; (1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238431
Event: Photonics West '96, 1996, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
The Laser Communications Demonstration System (LCDS) Phase A/B was initiated by NASA-Headquarters through JPL to show that improvements in both technology and multi- discipline system engineering expertise since the initiation of previous programs enable the practical demonstration of space laser communication terminals that exhibit the anticipated benefits relative to rf communications. This paper presents an overview of the Laser Communication Demonstration System as developed by the Ball team.
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David L. Begley, William Casey, Mike L. Kahn, Robert G. Marshalek, Eric J. Korevaar, Dilip K. Paul, James E. Freidell, G. Stephen Mecherle, Scott H. Bloom, "Proposed near-term, 1-Gbps space laser communications demonstration system", Proc. SPIE 2699, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies VIII, (22 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238431; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.238431
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Space operations

Telecommunications

Laser communications

LCDs

Space telescopes

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