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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 Administration's (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.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
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
February 22, 2017
Publication Date
October 18, 2016
Subject Category
Computer Programming And Software
Space Communications, Spacecraft Communications, Command And Tracking
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference(Cleveland, OH)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 405034.
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
optical communication
radio communication
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