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

Report Date:

1993-03-24

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE