Validation of turbulence mitigation techniques for high-data-rate optical links

Co-funded by European Space Agency (ESA)

Duration: April 2014 - December 2019



This activity is to demonstrate reliable bidirectional optical transmission (up to 100 Gbps) through the atmosphere in a scenario representative (in terms of link attenuation and optical turbulence) of an optical feeder link between a GEO telecom satellite and an Optical Ground Station. For that purpose, this activity shall design, manufacture and test an end-to-end optical communications breadboard (OCB) representative of an optical feeder link.