18 April 2005 Uplink beacon laser for Mars laser communication demonstration (MLCD)
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Abstract
The requirements and design concepts for a ground-based laser assembly for transmitting an uplink beacon to a Mars bound spacecraft, carrying a laser communications terminal, are reported. The effects of the atmosphere are analyzed and drive the multi-beam design.
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Abhijit Biswas, Abhijit Biswas, Malcolm W. Wright, Malcolm W. Wright, Joseph Kovalik, Joseph Kovalik, Sabino Piazzolla, Sabino Piazzolla, } "Uplink beacon laser for Mars laser communication demonstration (MLCD)", Proc. SPIE 5712, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XVII, (18 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.600832; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.600832
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