RECENT PROGRESS IN DEEP-SPACE OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS
James R. Lesh
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
Progress in the NASA-funded optical communications program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is described. This description includes a system-level breadboard for an optical communications flight package, the planning for the Earth-reception facilities, and the results of a recent optical communications experiment in deep space with the Galileo spacecraft.
This paper was also published in SPIE Proc. volume 1866, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies V.
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