laser communication

laser communication

[′lā·zər kə‚myü·nə′kā·shən]
(communications)
Optical communication in which the light source is a laser whose beam is modulated for voice, video, or data communication over wide information bandwidths, typically 1 gigahertz or more.
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LGS Innovations, a technology company providing specialized mission-critical communications research and solutions, has been selected to support the NASA Integrated Laser Communication Relay Demonstration (LCRD) Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) User Modem and Amplifier (ILLUMA) project, the company said.
CubeSat used as a laser communication technology testbed
Michael Warren, CEO of ABWN said, "We are extremely pleased to announce our collaboration with ViaLight, a world- renowned pioneer and developer of laser communication products.
It was aimed at testing China's new Dongfanghong-5 (DFH- 5) satellite platform and carry out in-orbit experiments including Q/V band satellite communication, satellite-ground laser communication technologies and an advanced Hull electric propulsion system, it said.
The European Data Relay System, which uses a new generation Laser Communication Terminal technology, for example, should be operational by 2017.
Although it is commonly used for wired and wireless communication, it is not typically used with laser communication.
These features, coupled with low-payload weight, have made laser communication terminals interesting for applications such as space telescopes, on-board satellites, and scientific space probes.
He covers the real-time measurement of meteorological parameters for estimating low altitude atmospheric turbulence strength, comparing different models for ground-level atmospheric attenuation and turbulence strength prediction with new models according to local weather data for free space optical applications, mitigating beam wandering due to atmospheric turbulence and predicting control quality using intelligent decision making tools, low-power and compact response surface model and neural-controller design for beam wandering mitigation with a horizontal-path propagating Gaussian-beam wave: focused beam case, and quality metrics and reliability analysis of ground-to-ground free space laser communication in different weather conditions together with a beam steering system.
The aim of this work is to develop a laser terminal and PAT systems for the experimental laser communication testing between two or more mobile robots [6-18].
Renishaw's new space-encoder technology is installed on the advanced Optical Communications Payload (OCP) of the satellite as part of a revolutionary intersatellite laser communication system.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory's Lunar Laser Communication System (LLCS) combines several technologies to permit high-data-rate lasercom between distant platforms, in this case, an Earth-based terminal and a smaller space-based terminal.
The Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) made history using a pulsed laser beam to transmit data over the 239,000 miles from the moon to the Earth at a record-breaking download rate of 622 megabits-per-second (Mbps).