27 January 1999 Millimeter wave and optical comparisons for satellite communication
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Proceedings Volume 3532, Optical Wireless Communications; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.338973
Event: Photonics East (ISAM, VVDC, IEMB), 1998, Boston, MA, United States
Millimeter wave systems in the 30 - 47, 95 - 100, and 140 GHz regions are found attractive for satellite communications on the basis of expected cost per information bit. Loss comparisons with optical systems may be found with Chu and Hogg's analysis. Chan's economic comparison of millimeter wave and optical systems implies that 10 micron systems may be competitive for cloud thickness less than 300 meters.
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Paul Christopher, Paul Christopher, } "Millimeter wave and optical comparisons for satellite communication", Proc. SPIE 3532, Optical Wireless Communications, (27 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.338973; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.338973

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