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The main objectives of the OGS-LID activity are:
The development of the next generation AOGS reaches the limits of today’s state-of-the-art. Thus, Synopta has carefully analyzed the associated risks and identified an appropriate risk mitigation approach. The main challenges are:
The current activity is one pillar to address these challenges prior to a product development phase.
The next generation AOGS product series of Synopta, both, stationary or transportable, targets application in Optical Feeder Links capable of handling multi-100Gbit/s data rates.
In general, the AOGS is fully transparent to the type of modulation applied. Transparent optical modulation schemes and their corresponding appropriate RF-optical (de-) modulation technologies for Tbit/s feeder links and corresponding high transmit power levels are supported.
The Synopta AOGS product series support high-data-rate laser communication links for:
The main features of the Synopta AOGS product series are:
The pre-compensation method of the Synopta AOGS product series has been demonstrated and optimized during the project phase as shown in the Figure below
Based on the successful demonstration, an overall ground station system architecture has been defined that implements Synopta’s AOGS300 and AOGS600. This architecture is scalable for feeder links up multi-Tbit/s.
The work plan comprises three milestones (BDR, MTR, FR). Along these milestones the main phases are:
FR has been achieved in 09/2019.
The project has been completed.
Results show that making use of the full downlink beam’s wavefront information is sufficient to get a significant improvement in terms of uplink capacity over a tip/tilt correction system, at a given worst-case Fried parameter. Nevertheless, turbulence in the higher layers of the atmosphere remains the dominating source of scintillation in the uplink.
Technology phase and product development to be continued in ARTES OGS-OFL project as well as in subsequent activities.