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Atmospheric Turbulence Statistics from GOLD Experiments

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dc.contributor.author Jeganathan, Muthu en_US
dc.contributor.author Wilson, Keith en_US
dc.contributor.author Lesh, Jim en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-09-30T23:12:14Z
dc.date.available 2004-09-30T23:12:14Z
dc.date.issued 1996-06-04 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Fairbanks, AK en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 96-1275 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/26411
dc.description.abstract The Ground-Orbiter Lasercomm Demonstration (GOLD) is an international co-operative effort between NASA, NASDA, CRL, and JPL involving optical communication experiments between the Table Mountain Observatory (TMF) and the Japanese Engineering Test Satellite (ETS-VI). Experiments verify the feasibility of daytime acquisition and tracking in two-way space-to-ground laser communication from geostationary ranges using multibeam uplinks. Experimental data clearly show significant reduction in scintillation with multiple beams. Collected data includes a combination of atmospheric effects as well as spacecraft vibrations and pointing errors. Furthur analyses are required to deconvolve these effects. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other optical communication laser communication atmospheric scintillation en_US
dc.title Atmospheric Turbulence Statistics from GOLD Experiments en_US


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