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Optical intersatellite links - Application to commercial satellite communicationsApplication of optical intersatellite links for commercial satellite communications services is addressed in this paper. The feasibility of commercialization centers around basic issues such as the need and derived benefits, implementation complexity and overall cost. In this paper, commercialization of optical ISLs is assessed in terms of the services provided, systems requirements and feasibility of appropriate technology. Both long- and short-range ISLs for GEO-GEO, GEO-LEO and LEO applications are considered. Impact of systems requirements on the payload design and use of advanced technology in reducing its mass, power, and volume requirements are discussed.
Document ID
19920047159
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Paul, D.
(NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Faris, F.
(NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Garlow, R.
(NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Inukai, T.
(NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Pontano, B.
(NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Razdan, R.
(COMSAT Laboratories Clarksburg, MD, United States)
Ganz, Aura
(Massachusetts, University Amherst, United States)
Caudill, L.
(NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1992
Subject Category
Space Communications, Spacecraft Communications, Command And Tracking
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 92-1837
Meeting Information
AIAA International Communication Satellite Systems Conference and Exhibit(Washington, DC)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NASW-4533
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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