Optical technologies for terabit/s-throughput feeder link
den Breeje, R.
To overcome data rate limitations of RF communication links with satellites, TNO and DLR envision optical free-space communication feeder links for next generation high throughput satellites. This paper provides a feasibility assessment of such links and the technology needed. The main results of the link budget and the turbulence modeling of terabit/s optical links are presented. Based on these parameters, requirements and status of the link-subsystems are discussed, and a roadmap is presented, aimed at achieving terabit per second optical feeder links.
High Tech Systems & Materials
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Optical sattellite communication
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE
IEEE International Conference on Space Optical Systems and Applications, ICSOS 2017, 14-16 November 2017, 123-129