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Hybrid ground station technology for RF and optical communication links

Show simple item record Davarian, Faramaz Hoppe, D. en_US Charles, J. en_US Vilnrotter, V. en_US Sehic, A. en_US Hanson, T. en_US Gam, E. en_US 2013-01-31T17:43:38Z 2013-01-31T17:43:38Z 2012-05-22
dc.identifier.citation Global Space Exploration Conference, Washington, D. C. May 22-24, 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 12-1088
dc.description.abstract To support future enhancements of NASA’s deep space and planetary communications and tracking services, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is developing a hybrid ground station that will be capable of simultaneously supporting RF and optical communications. The main reason for adding optical links to the existing RF links is to significantly increase the capacity of deep space communications in support of future solar system exploration. It is envisioned that a mission employing an optical link will also use an RF link for telemetry and emergency purposes, hence the need for a hybrid ground station. A hybrid station may also reduce operations cost by requiring fewer staff than would be required to operate two stations. A number of approaches and techniques have been examined. The most promising ones have been prototyped for field examination and validation. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2012. en_US
dc.subject Hybrid ground station en_US
dc.subject Radio frequency (RF) communications en_US
dc.subject optical communications en_US
dc.title Hybrid ground station technology for RF and optical communication links en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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