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Technology, Data Bases and System Analysis for Space-to-Ground Optical Communications

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dc.contributor.author Lesh, James en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-10-03T04:16:30Z
dc.date.available 2004-10-03T04:16:30Z
dc.date.issued 1995-08 en_US
dc.identifier.citation San Diego, California en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 95-1002 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/31146
dc.description.abstract Optical communications is becoming an ever-increasingly important option for designers of space-to- ground communications links, whether it be for government or commercial applications. In this paper the technology being developed by NASA for use in space-to-ground optical communications is presented. Next, a program which is collecting a long term data base of atmospheric visibility statistics for optical propagation through the atmosphere will be described. Finally, a methodology for utilizing the statistics of the atmospheric data base in the analysis of space-to-ground links will be presented. This methodology takes into account the effects of station availability, is useful when comparing optical communications with microwave systems, and provides a rationale establishing the recommended link margin. en_US
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other Space-to-Ground Optical Communications en_US
dc.title Technology, Data Bases and System Analysis for Space-to-Ground Optical Communications en_US


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