Laser space communications is a hot topic among electrical engineers working for the government and in the defense industry, and this groundbreaking resource is the first to offer professionals a thorough, practical treatment of the subject. The book focuses on the feasibility of laser space communications between satellites, satellites and airborne platforms, and satellites and ground based stations to achieve worldwide connectivity. It covers all the critical topics that engineers working in the field need to understand such as weather avoidance, 5th Generation Internet (5-GENIN), and noise photons. This hands-on volume presents simplified, yet highly accurate, engineering expressions of complex mathematics that save practitioners valuable time and effort when working on their challenging projects.
David G. Aviv is president of ARC, Inc. He has over 25 years of experience in radar and laser communication development as an entrepreneur or lead technologist in small, medium, and large corporations. Mr. Aviv holds an M.S. in electrical engineering/communications and an M.A. in applied mathematics from Columbia University.
Laser versus RF Communications in Space. Basic Configuration of Inter-Satellite Communication Links. Basic Design Features of a Laser Transceiver. Basic Configuration of Satellite to Ground and Ground Station to Satellite Links. Effect of Turbulence and Weather. Mitigation of Turbulence Using Adaptive Antennas. Selection of Ground Station Locations. The 5-GENIN (5th Generation Internet) System, Including Weather Avoidance. Laser Links between Satellite Backbone and Different Airborne Platforms. Signal Modulation Schemes: Pulse Gated Binary Modulation, Polarization Binary Modulation, and Others. Examples of Laser Communication between Earth and Mars and Other Planets. Examples of Space Based Passive Reflectors for Relaying Laser Communication Beams. Calculations of Bit Error Rate Based on Different Links' Noise Environment.