Using Light-Emitting Diodes for intersatellite links

  • Lloyd Wood, Will Ivancic, Klaus-Peter Dorpelkus
  • March 2010, Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • DOI: 10.1109/aero.2010.5446711

What is it about?

We examine the utility of Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) for short-range intersatellite links (ISLs), and compare and contrast LEDs with existing laser technologies used for long-distance ISLs. A hypothetical low-end LED ISL link is described, and applications are suggested.

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University of Surrey

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