Accession Number : ADA265145
Title : Space Qualification for an Intersatellite Laser Communications System
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB
Personal Author(s) : Taylor, Johnny A ; Pillsbury, Allen D ; Boroson, Don M
Report Date : 24 Mar 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 23
Abstract : The development of an optical system for space applications requires that careful attention be given to hardware design and testing. A procedure for developing and qualifying a laser intersatellite communications package is presented, along with the derivation of specific levels used in the successful testing of its transmitter assembly. This general approach may also be useful for the development of other high-reliability optical systems.
Descriptors : *COMMUNICATION SATELLITES , *LASER COMMUNICATIONS , LASERS , RELIABILITY , ATTENTION , APPROACH , HIGH RELIABILITY , TRANSMITTERS , ASSEMBLY
Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
Command, Control and Communications Systems
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE