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15 March 2016 Overview of Ground Station 1 of the NASA space communications and navigation program
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Optical Ground Station 1 (OGS1) is the first of a new breed of dedicated ground terminals to support NASA’s developing space-based optical communications infrastructure. It is based at NASA’s Optical Communications Telescope Laboratory (OCTL) at the Table Mountain Observatory near Wrightwood, CA. The system will serve as the primary ground station for NASA’s Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) experiment. This paper presents an overview of the OCTL telescope facility, the OGS1 ground-based optical communications systems, and the networking and control infrastructure currently under development. The OGS1 laser safety systems and atmospheric monitoring systems are also briefly described.
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W. T. Roberts, D. Antsos, A. Croonquist, S. Piazzolla, L. C. Roberts Jr., V. Garkanian, T. Trinh, M. W. Wright, R. Rogalin, J. Wu, and L. Clare "Overview of Ground Station 1 of the NASA space communications and navigation program", Proc. SPIE 9739, Free-Space Laser Communication and Atmospheric Propagation XXVIII, 97390B (15 March 2016);

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