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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 2 — Jan. 16, 2012
  • pp: 1033–1045

A novel approach for simulating the optical misalignment caused by satellite platform vibration in the ground test of satellite optical communication systems

Qiang Wang, Liying Tan, Jing Ma, Siyuan Yu, and Yijun Jiang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 1033-1045 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.001033


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Abstract

Satellite platform vibration causes the misalignment between incident direction of the beacon and optical axis of the satellite optical communication system, which also leads to the instability of the laser link and reduces the precision of the system. So how to simulate the satellite platform vibration is a very important work in the ground test of satellite optical communication systems. In general, a vibration device is used for simulating the satellite platform vibration, but the simulation effect is not ideal because of the limited randomness. An approach is reasonable, which uses a natural random process for simulating the satellite platform vibration. In this paper, we discuss feasibility of the concept that the effect of angle of arrival fluctuation is taken as an effective simulation of satellite platform vibration in the ground test of the satellite optical communication system. Spectrum characteristic of satellite platform vibration is introduced, referring to the model used by the European Space Agency (ESA) in the SILEX program and that given by National Aeronautics and Space Development Agency (NASDA) of Japan. Spectrum characteristic of angle of arrival fluctuation is analyzed based on the measured data from an 11.16km bi-directional free space laser transmission experiment. Spectrum characteristic of these two effects is compared. The results show that spectra of these two effects have similar variation trend with the variation of frequency and feasibility of the concept is proved by the comparison results. At last the procedure of this method is proposed, which uses the power spectra of angle of arrival fluctuation to simulate that of the satellite platform vibration. The new approach is good for the ground test of satellite optical communication systems.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 27, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 29, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 15, 2011
Published: January 4, 2012

Citation
Qiang Wang, Liying Tan, Jing Ma, Siyuan Yu, and Yijun Jiang, "A novel approach for simulating the optical misalignment caused by satellite platform vibration in the ground test of satellite optical communication systems," Opt. Express 20, 1033-1045 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-2-1033


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