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Stratospheric Optical Inter-Platform Links for High Altitude Platforms

Giggenbach, Dirk and Purvinskis, Robert and Werner, Markus and Holzbock, Matthias (2002) Stratospheric Optical Inter-Platform Links for High Altitude Platforms. In: Online Proceedings. 20th AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC 2002), 2002-5-12 - 2002-5-15, Montreal, Canada.

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Abstract

Optical propagation simulations for the case of a laser optical link between two stratospheric High Altitude Platforms have been performed. The simulations, together with communications link budget calculations, show that high data rate communications between such platforms is feasible, at data rates up to several hundred Mbps, and optical transmit-power levels of less than 1W for a 500 km long inter platform path. Such data rates and power levels are close to the capabilities of current technology. The simulations have included use of known parameters of the optical properties of the upper atmosphere, in particular absorption by atmospheric aerosols, and atmospheric turbulence.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2002, monograph_id=AIAA-2002-1910,
Title:Stratospheric Optical Inter-Platform Links for High Altitude Platforms
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Giggenbach, DirkUNSPECIFIED
Purvinskis, RobertUNSPECIFIED
Werner, MarkusUNSPECIFIED
Holzbock, MatthiasUNSPECIFIED
Date:2002
Journal or Publication Title:Online Proceedings
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Optical, Inter-Platform Links, High Altitude Platforms, Stratosphere, KNOCGOP
Event Title:20th AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC 2002)
Event Location:Montreal, Canada
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2002-5-12 - 2002-5-15
Organizer:AIAA, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
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:10 Aug 2006
Last Modified:14 May 2012 07:17

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