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THz Technology for Space Communications

Show simple item record Mehdi, Imran Siles, Jose Chen, Christine P. Jornet, Josep M. 2020-06-02T17:45:26Z 2020-06-02T17:45:26Z 2018-11-06
dc.identifier.citation 2018 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC), Kyoto, Japan, November 6 - 9, 2018 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 18-5143
dc.description.abstract As space instruments become ubiquitous along with advancing capabilities, one of the central challenge is to provide more efficient communication links, between the control center and the instrument or between a cluster of satellites or instruments. Similarly, high-data rate communications between a mother ship and a lander is highly desirable not only for navigation but for science data as well. THz communications systems present a number of advantages in implementing efficient data-links between various scenarios for space applications. This review article will discuss some of the recent advances in solid-state coherent sources that has now made it possible to design and implement THz communication systems specifically for space applications. An example architecture at 240 GHz has been suggested as it is now possible to achieve >100 mW of output power at 240 GHz. With highly sensitive and linear heterodyne mixers, such a system could potentially provide higher data rate capability than in use today. 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, 2018 en_US
dc.subject THz technology en_US
dc.subject Schottky diodes en_US
dc.subject THz communications en_US
dc.title THz Technology for Space Communications en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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