26 April 1999 Overview of the preliminary design of the Optical Communication Demonstration and High-Rate Link Facility
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This paper presents an overview of the preliminary design of both the flight and ground systems of the Optical Communication Demonstration and High-rate Link Facility which will demonstrate optical communication from the International Space Station to ground after its deployment in October 2002. The overview of the preliminary design of the Flight System proceeds by contrasting it with the design of the laboratory- model unit, emphasizing key changes and the rationale behind the design choices. After presenting the preliminary design of the Ground System, the timetable for the construction and deployment of the flight and ground systems is outlined.
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John V. Sandusky, Muthu Jeganathan, Gerry G. Ortiz, Abhijit Biswas, Sukhan Lee, George Parker, Brad Liu, Donald R. Johnson, Jon De Pew, James R. Lesh, "Overview of the preliminary design of the Optical Communication Demonstration and High-Rate Link Facility", Proc. SPIE 3615, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XI, (26 April 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.346178; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.346178
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