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Performance evaluation of large aperture “Polished Panel” optical receivers based on experimental data

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dc.contributor.author Vilnrotter, Victor
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-04T18:01:54Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-04T18:01:54Z
dc.date.issued 2013-03-11
dc.identifier.citation IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 2 - 9, 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 13-0099
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/44275
dc.description.abstract Recent interest in hybrid RF/Optical communications has led to the development and installation of a “polished-panel” optical receiver evaluation assembly on the 34-meter research antenna at Deep-Space Station 13 (DSS-13) at NASA’s Goldstone Communications Complex1. The test setup consists of a custom aluminum panel polished to optical smoothness, and a large-sensor CCD camera designed to image the point-spread function (PSF) generated by the polished aluminum panel. Extensive data has been obtained via realtime tracking and imaging of planets and stars at DSS-13. Both “on-source” and “off-source” data were recorded at various elevations, enabling the development of realistic simulations and analytic models to help determine the performance of future deep-space communications systems operating with onoff keying (OOK) or pulse-position-modulated (PPM) signaling formats with photon-counting detection, and compared with the ultimate quantum bound on detection performance for these modulations. Experimentally determined PSFs were scaled to provide realistic signal-distributions across a photoncounting detector array when a pulse is received, and uncoded as well as block-coded performance analyzed and evaluated for a well-known class of block codes. 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, 2013 en_US
dc.subject polished panel optical receiver en_US
dc.subject on-off keying (OOK) en_US
dc.subject quantum limits en_US
dc.subject block codes en_US
dc.subject optical signals en_US
dc.title Performance evaluation of large aperture “Polished Panel” optical receivers based on experimental data en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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