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The main objectives of the OGS-OFL activity are
The simulation tool provides the following features:
The Lab Demonstrator provides the following key features:
This project complements findings of various optical feederlink investigations, such as ESA projects ORELIA and ONUBLA, as well as the BATS project under EU FP7. The challenge is to establish a preferred concept for an optical feeder link system of 1Tbis/s and more:
In addition, high-power handling capability of a large actuator deformable mirror is investigated.
The purpose of the proposed activity is to support the development of the Adaptive Optical Ground Station (AOGS) product series of Synopta, both, stationary or transportable, towards application in Optical Feeder Links (OFL). This type of optical ground station is capable of handling multi-100Gbit/s data rates.
The Synopta AOGS product series support high-data-rate laser communication links for
In general, the AOGS is fully transparent to the type of modulation applied. In particular, so-called 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 by the Synopta AOGS.
The main features of the Synopta AOGS product series are
The functional test system to be developed in this project is an End-to-End OFL Lab Demonstrator, comprising
The work plan is extended to five milestones (PDR, TRR, ATR, TRR2, FR) which separate an analytical baseline work from a functional test campaign. The baseline work (first three parts) concludes with the Acceptance Test Review, and the risk mitigation (part 4) starts next.
The project is expected to be completed by Q1 2020.
The project achieved ATR in May 2019.
Work in progress.