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18 April 2005 Approach for acquiring and tracking downlink from Mars using the Hale telescope
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NASA’s upcoming Mars Laser Communication Demonstration (MLCD) scheduled for the 2010-2011 time-frame is planning to use the Hale telescope at Palomar Mountain, California to receive the downlink. The optical links will be demonstrated in the presence of daytime sky backgrounds with the characteristic faint laser signal associated with transmission from deep space. A system level description for acquiring and tracking the laser downlink signal in order to achieve the desired communications performance is presented.
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Abhijit Biswas, Sabino Piazzolla, K. Quirk, Gerardo G. Ortiz, Shinhak Lee, Meera Srinivasan, and Chien Chung Chen "Approach for acquiring and tracking downlink from Mars using the Hale telescope", Proc. SPIE 5712, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XVII, (18 April 2005);


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