PHASE I OF A STUDY ON LASER MILSATCOM

Authors
  1. Waksberg, A.
  2. Clements, W.
Corporate Authors
MPB Technologies Inc, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue QUE (CAN);Communications Research Centre, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The report details a feasibility study of a number of possible laser communication systems that would be used on a first experimental link. A number of laser links are first examined in relation to their projected performances as a function of range and other parameters. Both digital and T.V. transmissions are described. Detailed analysis is made, however, on the projected CRC link with a range of 16 km. A comparison of performances and estimated prices is obtained for the most likely candidates. These results are used as the basis for the final recommendations of a system which is then analysed in greater detail. A number of facility requirements at the link terminals are determined. The link recommended is so chosen that it can be expanded at a later date, into an improved version. The report ends with the investigation of possible over-the-horizon experiments on higher power lasers.
Date of publication
15 Apr 1982
Number of Pages
81
DSTKIM No
82-02028
CANDIS No
36474
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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