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Transportable Optical Ground Station for Free-Space Laser Communications

Knapek, Markus and Horwath, Joachim and Perlot, Nicolas and Zettl, Karl and Giggenbach, Dirk and Wilkerson, Brandon (2006) Transportable Optical Ground Station for Free-Space Laser Communications. Advanced Satellite Mobile Systems Conference, 2006-5-29, Herrsching (Germany).

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Abstract

The DLR Transportable Optical Ground Station has been built to demonstrate optical free-space communications in various application scenarios (satellite-ground, balloon-ground, ground-ground) anywhere in the world. In addition to optical communications, several atmospheric measurement instruments (Differential Image Motion Monitor, Turbulence Profiler) are included to study the influence of atmospheric turbulence on the optical link. A description of the measurement instruments is given and results of the turbulence instruments (Fried parameter r0, Cn2 profile) are presented for a stratospheric balloon downlink in Sweden, August 2005.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Transportable Optical Ground Station for Free-Space Laser Communications
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Knapek, MarkusUNSPECIFIED
Horwath, JoachimUNSPECIFIED
Perlot, NicolasUNSPECIFIED
Zettl, KarlUNSPECIFIED
Giggenbach, DirkUNSPECIFIED
Wilkerson, BrandonU.S. Air Force
Date:1 March 2006
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Optical Ground Station, Optical Free-Space Communications, KNOCGOP
Event Title:Advanced Satellite Mobile Systems Conference
Event Location:Herrsching (Germany)
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2006-5-29
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W KN - Kommunikation/Navigation
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W KN - Kommunikation/Navigation
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Multimedia Satellitennetze (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation > Digital Networks
Deposited By: Markus Knapek
Deposited On:04 Oct 2006
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:10

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