Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/613908
Title:
System Design for Nd:YAG Laser Communications
Author:
Wolf, John D.; Pautler, James A.; Olshaw, Robert Z.; Eastwood, Lester F., Jr.
Affiliation:
McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company; McDonnell Douglas Corporation
Issue Date:
1979-11
Rights:
Copyright © International Foundation for Telemetering
Collection Information:
Proceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.
Publisher:
International Foundation for Telemetering
Journal:
International Telemetering Conference Proceedings
Abstract:
This paper describes key design issues and tradeoffs in Nd:YAG laser communications system design. As background, it reviews missions and applications contemplated for Nd:YAG technology. It also briefly summarizes receiver operation, focusing on the primary beamsteering functions that enable accurate pointing of the very narrow communications beam (5 μrad for a one gigabit per second link). The remainder of the paper considers Nd:YAG lasercom system design methods. The paper reviews typical system specifications (e.g. data rate, margin, and acquisition time) and constraints (such as platform dynamics and laser capabilities). It shows how the designer makes tradeoffs among tracking accuracy, control bandwidths, fields of view, signal to noise ratio and transmitted beamwidth to iterate to a final choice of design parameters, and it describes examples of resulting designs.
Sponsors:
International Foundation for Telemetering
ISSN:
0884-5123; 0074-9079
Additional Links:
http://www.telemetry.org/

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleSystem Design for Nd:YAG Laser Communicationsen_US
dc.contributor.authorWolf, John D.en
dc.contributor.authorPautler, James A.en
dc.contributor.authorOlshaw, Robert Z.en
dc.contributor.authorEastwood, Lester F., Jr.en
dc.contributor.departmentMcDonnell Douglas Astronautics Companyen
dc.contributor.departmentMcDonnell Douglas Corporationen
dc.date.issued1979-11-
dc.rightsCopyright © International Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.collectioninformationProceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.en
dc.publisherInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes key design issues and tradeoffs in Nd:YAG laser communications system design. As background, it reviews missions and applications contemplated for Nd:YAG technology. It also briefly summarizes receiver operation, focusing on the primary beamsteering functions that enable accurate pointing of the very narrow communications beam (5 μrad for a one gigabit per second link). The remainder of the paper considers Nd:YAG lasercom system design methods. The paper reviews typical system specifications (e.g. data rate, margin, and acquisition time) and constraints (such as platform dynamics and laser capabilities). It shows how the designer makes tradeoffs among tracking accuracy, control bandwidths, fields of view, signal to noise ratio and transmitted beamwidth to iterate to a final choice of design parameters, and it describes examples of resulting designs.en
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.identifier.issn0884-5123-
dc.identifier.issn0074-9079-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/613908-
dc.identifier.journalInternational Telemetering Conference Proceedingsen
dc.typetexten
dc.typeProceedingsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.telemetry.org/en
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