Inter-mountain laser communication test
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Results are presented on laser-diode (LD) based intermountain tests carried out as a support activity to ESA's Free-space Optical Communications program to evaluate the Canary Islands (Spain) as an optical communicaton test range. The model predictions of low atmospheric attentuation and turbulence-induced effects were confirmed by a simple link test between observatories, showing that the Canary Islands are a proper site for performing terrestrial experiments of free-space optical communication systems.
CitationRuiz, D., Czichy, R., Bara, F., Comeron, A., Belmonte, A., Menendez-Valdes, P., Blanco, F., Pedreira, C. Inter-mountain laser communication test. A: Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies. "Free-space laser communication technologies II: proceedings: 15-17 January 1990, Los Angeles, California". Los Angeles, CA: 1990, p. 419-430.