15 February 2018 Optical feeder link program and first adaptive optics test results
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TNO and DLR envision optical free-space communication between ground stations and geostationary telecommunication satellites to replace the traditional RF links for the next generation of Very High Throughput Satellites. To mitigate atmospheric turbulence, an Adaptive Optics (AO) system will be used. TNO and DLR are developing breadboards to validate Terabit/s communication links using an AO system. In this paper the breadboard activities and first results of the sub-systems will be presented. Performance of these subsystems will be evaluated for viability of terabit/s optical feeder links.
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Rudolf Saathof, Remco den Breeje, Wimar Klop, Stefan Kuiper, Niek Doelman, Federico Pettazzi, Amir Vosteen, Justin Wildschut, Dorus de Lange, Thijs Moens, Sandra Koster, Michael Gruber, Hans Spierdijk, Peter Kerkhof, Tjeerd Russchenberg, Niel Truyens, Will Crowcombe, Jet Human, Ramon Mata Calvo, Juraj Poliak, Ricardo Barrios, Sandro Scalise, Ivan Ferrario, "Optical feeder link program and first adaptive optics test results", Proc. SPIE 10524, Free-Space Laser Communication and Atmospheric Propagation XXX, 105240C (15 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2287354; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2287354
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