In the frame of ongoing efforts between space agencies to define an on-off-keying-based optical low-Earth-orbit (LEO) direct-to-Earth (DTE) waveform, this paper offers an in-depth analysis of the Variable Data Rate (VDR) technique. VDR, in contrast to the currently adopted Constant Data Rate (CDR) approach, enables the optimization of the average throughput during a LEO pass over the optical ground station (OGS). The analysis addresses both critical link level aspects, such as receiver (time, frame, and amplitude) synchronization, as well as demonstrates the benefits stemming from employing VDR at system level.

Variable Data Rate Architectures in Optical LEO Direct-to-Earth Links: Design Aspects and System Analysis / Arapoglou, P.; Colavolpe, G.; Foggi, T.; Mazzali, N.; Vannucci, A.. - In: JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 0733-8724. - (2022), pp. 1-1. [10.1109/JLT.2022.3177244]

Variable Data Rate Architectures in Optical LEO Direct-to-Earth Links: Design Aspects and System Analysis

Colavolpe G.;Foggi T.;Vannucci A.
2022

Abstract

In the frame of ongoing efforts between space agencies to define an on-off-keying-based optical low-Earth-orbit (LEO) direct-to-Earth (DTE) waveform, this paper offers an in-depth analysis of the Variable Data Rate (VDR) technique. VDR, in contrast to the currently adopted Constant Data Rate (CDR) approach, enables the optimization of the average throughput during a LEO pass over the optical ground station (OGS). The analysis addresses both critical link level aspects, such as receiver (time, frame, and amplitude) synchronization, as well as demonstrates the benefits stemming from employing VDR at system level.
Variable Data Rate Architectures in Optical LEO Direct-to-Earth Links: Design Aspects and System Analysis / Arapoglou, P.; Colavolpe, G.; Foggi, T.; Mazzali, N.; Vannucci, A.. - In: JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 0733-8724. - (2022), pp. 1-1. [10.1109/JLT.2022.3177244]
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11381/2925194
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 0
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact