19 March 2013 The Lunar Laser OCTL Terminal (LLOT)
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The NASA owned Optical Communication Telescope Laboratory (OCTL) telescope located at Table Mountain, CA is being readied as a backup ground station for the upcoming Lunar Laser Communications Demonstration (LLCD). The backup ground terminal is called the Lunar Laser OCTL Terminal (LLOT). The 1-m diameter telescope will be configured as a mono-static transceiver for transmitting a laser beacon and receiving downlink at a data-rate of 39 Mb/s. Interfaces to an operations center with near-real time exchange of monitored data at OCTL will also be developed. A system level overview of this backup ground station for LLCD will be presented.
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Abhijit Biswas, Abhijit Biswas, Joseph M. Kovalik, Joseph M. Kovalik, "The Lunar Laser OCTL Terminal (LLOT)", Proc. SPIE 8610, Free-Space Laser Communication and Atmospheric Propagation XXV, 86100O (19 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2006454; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2006454


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