Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper • Open Access

Sota optical downlinks to DLR’s optical ground stations

Paper Abstract

Optical Satellite Downlinks have gathered increasing attention in the last years. A number of experimental payloads have become available, and downlink experiments are conducted around the globe. One of these experimental systems is SOTA, the Small Optical Transponder, built by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT).

This paper describes the downlink experiments carried out from SOTA to the German Aerospace Center’s Optical Ground Stations located in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. Both the Transportable Optical Ground Station (TOGS) as well as the fixed Optical Ground Station Oberpfaffenhofen (OGS-OP) are used for the experiments. This paper will explain the preparatory work, the execution of the campaign, as well as show the first results of the measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10562, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2016, 1056247 (25 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2296107
Show Author Affiliations
Christian Fuchs, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
Dimitar Kolev, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Florian Moll, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
Amita Shrestha, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
Martin Brechtelsbauer, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
Fabian Rein, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
Christopher Schmidt, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany)
Maki Akioka, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Yasushi Munemasa, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Hideki Takenaka, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Morio Toyoshima, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10562:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2016
Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas; Zoran Sodnik, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top