5.6 Gbps optical intersatellite

5.6 Gbps optical intersatellite communication link

FREE-DOWNLOAD [PDF] B Smutny, H Kaempfner, G Muehlnikel, U Sterr… – Proc. SPIE, 2009
A 5.6 Gbps optical communication link has been verified in-orbit. The intersatellite link uses homodyne
BPSK (binary phase shift keying) and allows to transmit data with a duplex data rate of 5.6 Gbps
and a bit error rate better than 10-9 between two LEO satellites, NFIRE (US) and