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dc.contributor.authorBoroson, Don M.
dc.contributor.authorScozzafava, Joseph J.
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Daniel V.
dc.contributor.authorRobinson, Bryan S.
dc.contributor.authorShaw, H.
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-11T16:34:50Z
dc.date.available2011-03-11T16:34:50Z
dc.date.issued2009-08
dc.date.submitted2009-07
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-7695-3637-8
dc.identifier.otherINSPEC Accession Number: 10844762
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/61673
dc.description.abstractNASA is presently overseeing a project to create the world's first free-space laser communications system that can be operated over a range ten times larger than the near-earth ranges that have been demonstrated to date. To be flown on the lunar atmosphere and dust environment explorer (LADEE), which is planned for launch by NASA in 2012, it will demonstrate high-rate laser communications from lunar orbit to a transportable ground terminal on the Earth. To support up to 622 Mbps over the approximately 400 thousand kilometer link, the system will make use of a high peak power doped fiber transmitter, a hybrid pointing and tracking system, high efficiency modulation and coding techniques, superconducting photon counting detectors, and a scalable optical collector architecture. It also will support up to 20 Mbps on the optical uplink, plus a highly accurate continuous two-way time of flight measurement capability with the potential to perform ranging with sub-centimeter accuracy to the moving spacecraft. The project is being undertaken by MIT Lincoln Laboratory (MIT/LL) and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Air Force Contract F19628-00-C-0002)en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineersen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SMC-IT.2009.57en_US
dc.rightsArticle is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use.en_US
dc.sourceIEEEen_US
dc.titleThe Lunar Laser Communications Demonstration (LLCD)en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationBoroson, D.M. et al. “The Lunar Laser Communications Demonstration (LLCD).” Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology, 2009. SMC-IT 2009. Third IEEE International Conference on. 2009. 23-28. © 2009 IEEE.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentLincoln Laboratoryen_US
dc.contributor.approverBoroson, Don M.
dc.contributor.mitauthorBoroson, Don M.
dc.contributor.mitauthorScozzafava, Joseph J.
dc.contributor.mitauthorMurphy, Daniel V.
dc.contributor.mitauthorRobinson, Bryan S.
dc.relation.journalThird IEEE International Conference on Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology, 2009. SMC-IT 2009en_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/ConferencePaperen_US
dspace.orderedauthorsBoroson, D. M.; Scozzafava, J. J.; Murphy, D. V.; Robinson, B. S.; Lincoln, M. I. T.en
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