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LEO small satellite QKD downlink performance: QuantSat-PT case study

@inproceedings{Galetsky2022LEOSS,
  title={LEO small satellite QKD downlink performance: QuantSat-PT case study},
  author={Vladlen Galetsky and Manfred Niehus},
  year={2022}
}
In this work, we model and simulate the performance of a quantum key distribution (QKD) downlink from a low earth orbit (LEO) small satellite to an optical ground station (OGS), as integral part of the concept and preliminary design phase of the QuantSat-PT mission. By modelling and simulating in detail downlink transmission channel effects, with emphasis on turbulent and atmospheric losses for BB84 and E91 protocols, we find a consistent set of values for the performance envelope that resolves… 

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