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|Title: ||Exo-atmospheric telescopes for Deep Space Optical Communications|
|Authors: ||Hurd, William J.|
Moe, Rud V.
Dennis, Michael L.
MacNeal, Bruce E.
Walker, Jon Z.
Ortiz, Gerardo G.
Fairbrother, debora A.
Cheng, Edward S.
Kasunic, Keith J.
|Keywords: ||optical communications|
orbiting optical terminal
|Issue Date: ||Mar-2006 |
|Publisher: ||Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2005.|
|Citation: ||2006 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, March 4-11, 2006|
|Abstract: ||For deep space optical communications, optical telescopes located above the Earth's atmosphere would have significant performance advantages over telescopes mounted on the Earth's surface. Link outages due to cloud cover would be eliminated, atmospheric attenuation would be eliminated, and signal degradation due to stray light would be reduced. A study has been conducted to compare various exo-atmospheric platforms for the Earth end of the optical link.|
|Appears in Collections:||JPL TRS 1992+|
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