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Development of the optical communications telescope laboratory : a laser communications relay demonstration ground station

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dc.contributor.author Wilson, K. E.
dc.contributor.author Antsos, D.
dc.contributor.author Roberts, L. C. Jr.,
dc.contributor.author Piazzolla, S.
dc.contributor.author Clare, L. P.
dc.contributor.author Croonquist, A. P.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-02T20:45:46Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-02T20:45:46Z
dc.date.issued 2012-10-09
dc.identifier.citation IEEE International Conference on Services Oriented Computing (ICSOC 2012),Corsica, France, October 9-12, 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 12-3507
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/43098
dc.description.abstract The Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) project will demonstrate high bandwidth space to ground bi-directional optical communications links between a geosynchronous satellite and two LCRD optical ground stations located in the southwestern United States. The project plans to operate for two years with a possible extension to five. Objectives of the demonstration include the development of operational strategies to prototype optical link and relay services for the next generation tracking and data relay satellites. Key technologies to be demonstrated include adaptive optics to correct for clear air turbulence-induced wave front aberrations on the downlink, and advanced networking concepts for assured and automated data delivery. Expanded link availability will be demonstrated by supporting operations at small sun-Earth-probe angles. Planned optical modulation formats support future concepts of near-Earth satellite user services to a maximum of 1.244 Gb/s differential phase shift keying modulation and pulse position modulations formats for deep space links at data rates up to 311 Mb/s. Atmospheric monitoring instruments that will characterize the optical channel during the link include a sun photometer to measure atmospheric transmittance, a solar scintillometer, and a cloud camera to measure the line of sight cloud cover. This paper describes the planned development of the JPL optical ground station. 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 optical commuication en_US
dc.subject lasercom en_US
dc.subject Optical Communications Telescope Laboratory (OCTL) en_US
dc.subject laser safety en_US
dc.subject adaptive optics en_US
dc.title Development of the optical communications telescope laboratory : a laser communications relay demonstration ground station en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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