JPL Technical Report Server

Radio science from an optical communications signal

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Moision, Bruce
dc.contributor.author Asmar, Sami
dc.contributor.author Oudrhiri, Kamal
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-04T22:59:10Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-04T22:59:10Z
dc.date.issued 2013-03-02
dc.identifier.citation 2013 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 2-9, 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 12-5728
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/44959
dc.description.abstract NASA is currently developing the capability to deploy deep space optical communications links. This creates the opportunity to utilize the optical link to obtain range, doppler, and signal intensity estimates. These may, in turn, be used to complement or extend the capabilities of current radio science. In this paper we illustrate the achievable precision in estimating range, doppler, and received signal intensity of an non-coherent optical link (the current state-of-the-art for a deep-space link). We provide a joint estimation algorithm with performance close to the bound. We draw comparisons to estimates based on a coherent radio frequency signal, illustrating that large gains in either precision or observation time are possible with an optical link. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher 2013 en_US
dc.title Radio science from an optical communications signal en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search


Browse

My Account