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An Optical Receiver Post Processing System for the Integrated Radio and Optical Communications Software Defined Radio Test BedThe Integrated Radio and Optical Communications (iROC) project at the National Aeronautics and Space Administrations (NASA) Glenn Research Center is investigating the feasibility of a hybrid radio frequency (RF) and optical communication system for future deep space missions. As a part of this investigation, a test bed for a radio frequency (RF) and optical software defined radio (SDR) has been built. Receivers and modems for the NASA deep space optical waveform are not commercially available so a custom ground optical receiver system has been built. This paper documents the ground optical receiver, which is used in order to test the RF and optical SDR in a free space optical communications link.
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Nappier, Jennifer M.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Tokars, Roger P.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Wroblewski, Adam C.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Date Acquired
May 1, 2017
Publication Date
October 1, 2016
Subject Category
Space Communications, Spacecraft Communications, Command And Tracking
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Meeting: AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC)
Location: Cleveland, OH
Country: United States
Start Date: October 18, 2016
End Date: October 20, 2016
Sponsors: American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 405034.
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
radio communication
optical communication
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