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Title: Deep-space Optical Terminals
Authors: Hemmati, H.
Farr, W. H.
Biswas, A.
Birnbaum, K. M.
Roberts, W. T.
Quirk, K.
Townes, S.
Keywords: free space optical communications
laser communications
large diameter telescope
Issue Date: 15-May-2011
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2011.
Citation: 2011 IEEE International Conference on Space Optical Systems and Applications (ICSOS). Santa Monica, California, May 12, 2011.
Abstract: We report on engineering trades that led to the conceptual design of a laser communications terminal for spacecraft probing Mars. The flight terminal, the ground receiver and the ground transmitter subsystems are described. The flight terminal point design has 0.25 Gb/s downlink data-rate capability from the Mars close distance (0.42 AU). Capability for uplink data-rate of 0.3 Mb/s and ranging with 30 cm precision are also addressed.
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