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Enhanced Data Return from Lunar Farside using RF-Optical TT and C

Dreischer, Thomas and Tüchler, Michael and Kudielka, Klaus and Baister, Guy and Giggenbach, Dirk and Moll, Florian (2008) Enhanced Data Return from Lunar Farside using RF-Optical TT and C. In: To Moon and beyond - DGLR international Symposium. To Moon and beyond, 2008-09-16, Bremen. ISBN 3-932182-58-8.

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Science return and high bandwidth communications are key issues to support the foreseen endeavours on spaceflights to the Moon and beyond. For a given mass, power consumption and volume, laser communications can offer an increase in TM bandwidth over classical RF technology allowing for a variety of new options, specifically to missions that require very large distances, such as to the Moon and even beyond. This increase in TM data rate allows for more raw scientific data to be sent back to Earth where data processing can be performed on ground. Enhanced sensing techniques could be used that generate more science data and access during flight could be faster. This paper presents an overview of proof of concept test results obtained for optical telemetry return in a field test campaign together with ESA in October 2007. Based on the results obtained, a sample mission is outlined that shows an optical relay on a HALO trajectory at lunar farside, using an integrated RF-optical TT&C transponder concept.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Enhanced Data Return from Lunar Farside using RF-Optical TT and C
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Dreischer, ThomasOerlikon Space AG
Tüchler, MichaelOerlikon Space AG
Kudielka, KlausOerlikon Space AG
Baister, GuyOerlikon Space AG
Giggenbach, DirkUNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2008
Journal or Publication Title:To Moon and beyond - DGLR international Symposium
Refereed publication:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Moon Exploration, HALO-Orbit, Data Relais Satellite, KNOCGOP
Event Title:To Moon and beyond
Event Location:Bremen
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2008-09-16
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: Dr.-Ing. Dirk Giggenbach
Deposited On:29 Sep 2008
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:32

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