22 February 2011 Deep space uplink receiver prototype for optical communications
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Proceedings Volume 7923, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XXIII; 79230K (2011); doi: 10.1117/12.877206
Event: SPIE LASE, 2011, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
A hardware prototype of a flight receiver for deep space optical communications has been developed where a single detector array is used for acquisition, tracking, and high-speed data recovery. A counting algorithm accumulates pulses on every pixel in a photon-counting array and extracts signal information encoded with a nested modulation scheme.
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S. E. Sburlan, K. M. Birnbaum, W. H. Farr, "Deep space uplink receiver prototype for optical communications", Proc. SPIE 7923, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XXIII, 79230K (22 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.877206; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.877206
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Sensors

Detector arrays

Receivers

Optical communications

Prototyping

Astronomical imaging

Microlens

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