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, Rudolf Saathof, Remco den Breeje, Remco den Breeje, Wimar Klop, Wimar Klop, Stefan Kuiper, Stefan Kuiper, Niek Doelman, Niek Doelman, Federico Pettazzi, Federico Pettazzi, Amir Vosteen, Amir Vosteen, Justin Wildschut, Justin Wildschut, Dorus de Lange, Dorus de Lange, Thijs Moens, Thijs Moens, Sandra Koster, Sandra Koster, Michael Gruber, Michael Gruber, Hans Spierdijk, Hans Spierdijk, Peter Kerkhof, Peter Kerkhof, Tjeerd Russchenberg, Tjeerd Russchenberg, Niel Truyens, Niel Truyens, Will Crowcombe, Will Crowcombe, Jet Human, Jet Human, Ramon Mata Calvo, Ramon Mata Calvo, Juraj Poliak, Juraj Poliak, Ricardo Barrios, Ricardo Barrios, Sandro Scalise, Sandro Scalise, Ivan Ferrario, 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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