Multipoint free-space optics system for short-range communications between flight platforms.

  title={Multipoint free-space optics system for short-range communications between flight platforms.},
  author={K. H. Heng and Wen-De Zhong and Tee Hiang Cheng},
  journal={Applied optics},
  volume={49 2},
The problems associated with using typical free-space optics (FSO) transceivers for multipoint communications on flight platforms, such as satellites and unmanned aerial vehicles, in a cluster are discussed and the transceivers are found to be unsuitable for concurrent multipoint communications in those platforms. To overcome the problems, a multipoint FSO system design is proposed. The design of the multipoint system is described and the performance of the multipoint receiver is evaluated in… CONTINUE READING

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