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Overview and Status of the Laser Communication Relay Demonstration
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Author and Affiliation:
Luzhanskiy, E.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD United States);
Edwards, B.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD United States);
Israel, D.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD United States);
Cornwell, D.(NASA, Washington, DC, United States);
Staren, J.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD United States);
Cummings, N.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States);
Roberts, T.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States);
Patschke, R.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD United States)
Abstract: NASA is presently developing first all optical high data rate satellite relay system, LCRD. To be flown on commercial geosynchronous satellite, it will communicate at DPSK and PPM modulation formats up to 1.244 Gbps. LCRD flight payload is being developed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. The two ground stations, one on Table Mountain in CA, developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and another on Hawaiian island will enable bi-directional relay operation and ground sites diversity experiments. In this paper we will report on the current state of LCRD system development, planned operational scenarios and expected system performance.
Publication Date: Feb 14, 2016
Document ID:
20160001877
(Acquired Feb 18, 2016)
Subject Category: LASERS AND MASERS; SPACE COMMUNICATIONS, SPACECRAFT COMMUNICATIONS, COMMAND AND TRACKING
Report/Patent Number: GSFC-E-DAA-TN29838
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: SPIE Photonics West 2016 Conference; 14-18 Feb. 2016; San Francisco, CA; United States
Meeting Sponsor: International Society for Optical Engineering; Bellingham, WA, United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NNG10CR25C
Financial Sponsor: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD United States
Organization Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD United States
Description: 14p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: OPTICAL COMMUNICATION; PHASE SHIFT KEYING; PULSE POSITION MODULATION; SYSTEMS ENGINEERING; COMMUNICATION NETWORKS; RATES (PER TIME); GROUND STATIONS; PAYLOADS
Other Descriptors: LASER COMMUNICATION; FREE SPACE OPTICAL COMMUNICATION
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