Simultaneous Laser Ranging and Communication from an Earth-Based Satellite Laser Ranging Station to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter in Lunar Orbit
- Skillman, David R.
- February 5, 2013.
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- Smith, David E., Mao, Dandan, McGarry, Jan F., McIntire, Leva, Neumann, Gregory A., Krainak, Michael A., Zuber, Maria T., Sun, Xiaoli, Davidson, Frederic M., Zellar, Ronald S., Fong, Wai H., and Hoffman, Evan D.
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- We report a free space laser communication experiment from the satellite laser ranging (SLR) station at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) in lunar orbit through the on board one-way Laser Ranging (LR) receiver. Pseudo random data and sample image files were transmitted to LRO using a 4096-ary pulse position modulation (PPM) signal format. Reed-Solomon forward error correction codes were used to achieve error free data transmission at a moderate coding overhead rate. The signal fading due to the atmosphere effect was measured and the coding gain could be estimated.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 20150019783.
Free-Space Laser Communication and Atmospheric Propagation; 5-7 Feb. 2013; San Francisco, CA; United States.
Proceedings of SPIE; Volume 8610; 861003.
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