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Wavelength Selection

Choice of wavelength affects both the link performance and the detector sensitivity. As tradeoffs exist between the antenna gain (better at…

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H3 Aerospace

Overview Founded in 2007 and located in Tussenhausen, Germany, H3 Aerospace GmbH & Co. KG is a conglomerate of 11 different…

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The National Centre for Space Studies (CNES)

The National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) is the French government space agency similar to NASA, JAXA, and DLR. It is…

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Low Earth Orbit (LEO)

Low Earth Orbit (LEO) is the region of space surrounding Earth at distance less than 2,000 km, typically between 400 to 900 km.…

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Aperture Averaging

Aperture averaging is a technique used to mitigate the effect of atmospheric turbulence by increasing the size of the receiver aperture. Increasing the…

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Quality of Service Fairness

Quality of Service (QoS) fairness is a technique which improves the fairness of multiple virtual path flows by classifying each path into one…

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Low-Receive Footprint

The “signal footprint” of a transmission refers to how much a signal diverges from transmitter to receiver. For example, when an…

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BRIDGECOMM, Inc.

BRIDGECOMM, INC. (previously known as BridgeSat) is an American company specializing in optical wireless communications applications. Their goal is to create…

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The Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS)

Overview The Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) is a multinational forum formed in 1982 to discuss common problems in the development and creation of…

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Australian Optical Ground Station Network (AOGSN)

On Sept. 11 2021, the University of Western Australia finished installing the first space laser optical ground station in the Southern…

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