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Title: Stabilized photonic links for deep space tracking, navigation, and radio science applications
Authors: Space Communications, Spacecraft Communications, Command and Tracking
Huang, S.
Tjoelker, R. L.
Keywords: Photonic Links
fiber optics
frequency distribution
Issue Date: 15-Nov-2012
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2012.
Citation: Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications Meeting, Long Beach, California, November 15, 2012.
Abstract: Stable fiber optic links have been operational in NASA’s DSN for over 20 years providing distribution limited fractional frequency stability below 10-14 at one second and reaching 10-18 at ~10,000 seconds. We summarize recent stabilized photonic link developments for DSN operation capable of high performance and reliability, and at much lower cost than previous systems. Recent research has focused on two applications, 1) actively stabilized links to transport 100 MHz metrology frequency references to sites up to 30 km from the central atomic frequency standard, and 2) stabilized links transporting broadband S, X, and Ka band signals used in deep space tracking and navigation and antenna arraying applications.
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