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4 March 2019 Laser transmitter for CubeSat-class applications
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Proceedings Volume 10910, Free-Space Laser Communications XXXI; 109101I (2019)
Event: SPIE LASE, 2019, San Francisco, California, United States
Laser communications onboard CubeSats is an emerging technology for enabling high-speed space-based communication links. In this paper we present the development of a 25 cm3 and second iteration 0.3 U CubeSat-class laser transmitter operating at data rates of up to 500 Mbps using OOK modulation and an output power of up to 300 mW over the entire C-band. We present results of the development and characterization of the transmitter. From this testing the design will be demonstrated up to TRL 4/5 with the view for future qualification work and electronics integration.
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Jonathan R. Crabb, G. Stevens, C. Michie, W. Johnstone, and E. Kehayas "Laser transmitter for CubeSat-class applications", Proc. SPIE 10910, Free-Space Laser Communications XXXI, 109101I (4 March 2019);

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