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MOBILE OPTICAL HIGH-SPEED DATA LINKS WITH SMALL TERMINALS

Giggenbach, Dirk (2009) MOBILE OPTICAL HIGH-SPEED DATA LINKS WITH SMALL TERMINALS. In: Proc. of SPIE Vol. 7480, 74800I-1-74800I-14. SPIE-Press. SPIE Europe Security + Defence, 2.9.2009, Berlin. ISBN 9 780819 477866.

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Abstract

Mobile Optical Free-Space Communication (MFSO) downlinks from observation platforms in low earth orbit or in the atmosphere will allow nearly undetectable high-speed data links with small and low-power laser communication terminals. Several research institutions and companies are developing MFSO terminal technology for application in tactical and strategic communication scenarios as well as for civilian and security purposes. DLR is advancing this technology based on mature terrestrial fiber link components towards reliable and cost-effective free-space links. Successful demonstrations in the lower troposphere, the stratosphere, and from space have shown the potential of this technology. Future applications of MFSO will cover high-speed space downlinks, frequency distribution for navigation purposes, secure quantum key distribution, bidirectional links between aeronautic nodes, as well as near ground links between vehicles or ships. In this paper we will present aspects of the system design, calculate link performance limits, and show results of aeronautic and space downlink trials.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Title:MOBILE OPTICAL HIGH-SPEED DATA LINKS WITH SMALL TERMINALS
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Giggenbach, DirkUNSPECIFIED
Date:2009
Journal or Publication Title:Proc. of SPIE Vol. 7480
Refereed publication:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:74800I-1-74800I-14
Publisher:SPIE-Press
ISBN:9 780819 477866
Status:Published
Keywords:KNOCGOP, optical free space links, laser communication terminal, atmospheric optical propagation, free-space optical high speed link, earth-observation data link, UAV data downlink, optical satellite-ground links
Event Title:SPIE Europe Security + Defence
Event Location:Berlin
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2.9.2009
Organizer:SPIE
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:23 Nov 2009 08:28
Last Modified:14 Jun 2010 10:52

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