J. Gambi, M. Garcia del Pino, J. Mosser, E. Weinmüller:

"Post-Newtonian equations for free-space laser communications between space-based systems";

in: "ASC Report 13/2018", issued by: Institute for Analysis and Scientific Computing; Institute of Statistics and Probability Theory, Vienna University of Technology, Wien, 2018, ISBN: 978-3-902627-11-7, 1 - 8.

The purpose of this paper is to show that the equations for relative motions derived from the two systems of post-Newtonian equations presented here, allow to increase the acquisition, pointing and tracking accuracy when compared to the Newtonian equations aimed to describe free-space laser communications between Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites, so as between LEO and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO), and Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) satellites. The equations discussed in this work are similar, but not equivalent to those proposed for space debris removal, i. e. in the context of space-based systems to throw middle size LEO debris objects into the atmosphere via laser ablation. In fact, the present equations are computationally much more affordable because the aim is now less demanding, and so they result from subtractions within each post-Newtonian system here provided.

Free-space communications, laser inter-satellite links, p-N orbital equations.

http://www.asc.tuwien.ac.at/preprint/2018/asc13x2018.pdf

Created from the Publication Database of the Vienna University of Technology.