Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/614384
Title:
Strategic Laser Communications
Author:
Hanson, Donald W.
Affiliation:
Griffiss Air Force Base
Issue Date:
1980-10
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:
The possibility of using visible laser beams to communicate with strategic forces has recently been proposed. Two approaches to implementing such a communication system have been discussed. One approach uses a spaceborne laser with a radio frequency uplink. The other approach uses a ground-based laser with one or more space-based relay mirrors. The downlink problems for both approaches are nearly identical. The space-based laser approach must overcome problems associated with space qualifying a large laser, while the ground-based laser approach must overcome the problem of transmitting the uplink optical beam through the turbulent atmosphere. Adaptive optics are used to solve this problem by compensating for the degrading effects imposed on the uplink laser beam as it propagates through the atmosphere.
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.titleStrategic Laser Communicationsen_US
dc.contributor.authorHanson, Donald W.en
dc.contributor.departmentGriffiss Air Force Baseen
dc.date.issued1980-10-
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.abstractThe possibility of using visible laser beams to communicate with strategic forces has recently been proposed. Two approaches to implementing such a communication system have been discussed. One approach uses a spaceborne laser with a radio frequency uplink. The other approach uses a ground-based laser with one or more space-based relay mirrors. The downlink problems for both approaches are nearly identical. The space-based laser approach must overcome problems associated with space qualifying a large laser, while the ground-based laser approach must overcome the problem of transmitting the uplink optical beam through the turbulent atmosphere. Adaptive optics are used to solve this problem by compensating for the degrading effects imposed on the uplink laser beam as it propagates through the atmosphere.en
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.identifier.issn0884-5123-
dc.identifier.issn0074-9079-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/614384-
dc.identifier.journalInternational Telemetering Conference Proceedingsen
dc.typetexten
dc.typeProceedingsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.telemetry.org/en
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