System requirements for optical HAP-satellite links

  title={System requirements for optical HAP-satellite links},
  author={Nicolas Perlot and Elisa Duca and Joachim Horwath and Dirk Giggenbach and Erich Leitgeb},
  journal={2008 6th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing},
Between a high-altitude platform (HAP) in the stratosphere and a satellite, high-data-rate optical links are conceivable but the challenges are still not clearly identified. We thus review the main requirements to properly establish such links. The design of a HAP-LEO link is in several aspects different from that of a HAP-GEO link. Among others, we consider the possible limitations caused by atmospheric propagation, the Sun and the environment of the HAP terminal. Signal transmission appears… CONTINUE READING

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