Deep-SpaceOptical Communications:Future PerspectivesandApplications Current technologies available for deep-space optical data transmission and networking are discussed in this paper, as well as ongoing experiments, future perspectives, and applications.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration . Radio Frequency and Optical Communication Link Trade Studies Between Earth, Deep Space Gateway, and Lunar Surface . Detailed subsystem and component topics are not addressed. Abstract —Current key initiatives in deep-space optical communications are treated in terms of historical context, contemporary trends, and prospects for the future. Cleveland, Ohio 44135 . Caption . View Enhanced PDF Access article on Wiley Online Library (HTML view) ... Atmospheric Issues on Ground Telescope Site Selection for an Optical Deep Space Network. Stephanie L. Booth and Michael A. Marsden . Beaconless Pointing for Deep-Space Optical Communication Aaron J. Swank∗ Eliot Aretskin-Hariton† Dzu K. Le† Obed S. Sands‡ Adam Wroblewski § NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH, 44135 Free space optical communication is of interest to NASA as a complement to existing The Free-space Optical Communications Analysis Software (FOCAS) is the third item in that trilogy and is the subject of this paper. Another program to analyze the acquisition and tracking (Acq/Trk) performance of an optical communication system is currently under development to complement FOCAS. Laser Propagation Through the Turbulent Atmosphere. Implementation of DSOC is part of the NASA SMD Psyche mission slated to launch in 2023. Browse All Figures Return to Figure. Bandwidth-Efficient Digital Modulation with Application to Deep-Space Communications (JPL Publication 00-17) June 2001 The research described in this publication was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Deep Space Optical Communications. An architectural perspective focusing on high-level drivers, systems, and related operations concepts is provided. Glenn Research Center . Previous Figure Next Figure. optical communications links. Related; Information; Close Figure Viewer. References.

The Deep Space Optical Communication (DSOC) project will develop and deploy a flight terminal and a ground network, which includes uplink and downlink terminals, and demonstrate a Deep Space Optical communications capability.