Using satellite vibrations to improve performance of free-space satellite laser communication Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • In some of the future laser communication satellites, it is plausible to assume that tracking and communication receivers will be using the same array of detector. The reason for such detector dual use is to design simpler and cheaper satellites. Satellites vibrate continually due to operation of their subsystems and environmental sources. The vibrations cause non- uniform spreading of the received energy on the detector array. In view of this, we use the information from the tracking system in order to adapt individually the communication …

publication date

  • January 1, 1998