Concept for Multiple-Access Free-Space Laser Communications

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-29311
Published November 01, 2004 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

A design concept for a proposed airborne or spaceborne free-space optical-communication terminal provides for simultaneous reception of signals from multiple other optical-communication terminals aboard aircraft or spacecraft that carry scientific instruments and fly at lower altitudes. The concept reflects the need for rapid acquisition and tracking of the signals coming from the lower-altitude terminals as they move across the field of view.