MIT Lincoln Laboratory has fielded a 2.67-Gbps optical link between an aircraft and a ground station, demonstrating communications at ranges beyond 50 km. We discuss tracking and communications performance against the atmospheric channel.
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(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
S. Michael, F. Walther, and R. R. Parenti, "Performance Evaluation of an Air Optical Communications Demonstration Air-to-Ground," in Lasers, Sources and Related Photonic Devices, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper LSTuC2.
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