HAP-GEO optical links: Performance analysis under weak turbulence conditions

  title={HAP-GEO optical links: Performance analysis under weak turbulence conditions},
  author={Silvello Betti and Elisa Duca and I. Toselli},
  journal={2008 6th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing},
High altitude Platforms represent a very attractive solution to enhance space communications in terms of available capacity and system topology. They can be geared with multi-functional payload, both for communications and Earth Observation missions. Thanks to their opportune position, they are the key for optics and RF technology integration in space communications. In this paper we evaluate the feasibility of an optical HAP-GEO-HAP link over more than 80,000 km above the stratosphere. In… CONTINUE READING


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