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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.
Eegholm, Bente
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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2014/38680
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