NASA 用雷射光傳送「蒙娜麗莎」圖片到月球上…

NASA 用雷射光將灰階「蒙娜麗莎」傳送到月球軌道上的 LOLA (Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter,看起來是台描繪地表用的儀器?):「NASA Beams Mona Lisa to Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at the Moon」。

Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter

傳輸速度是 300bits/sec (這數字讓人真感動 XD),傳送 152×200 的 4096 灰階圖片。這次測試其中一個目的是了解地球大氣層對光訊號的影響,可以看到左邊的 raw data 與右邊靠 2/3 RS code 修正的結果:

To clean up transmission errors introduced by Earth's atmosphere (left), Goddard scientists applied Reed-Solomon error correction (right), which is commonly used in CDs and DVDs. Typical errors include missing pixels (white) and false signals (black). The white stripe indicates a brief period when transmission was paused.

不過好像沒提到用多大台的雷射打到月球上… (雷射砲?)

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