Transportable Optical Ground Station (TOGS)

Overview Transportable Optical Ground Station (TOGS). See Optical Ground Station (OGS). Near real-time data downlinks from aircrafts, satellites and high altitude…

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Mitigation Techniques for FSO

Overview Environmental conditions create significant obstructions to completing satellite-to-ground links (SGL) with OGSs. Multiple potential approaches exist to negate environmental effects…

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Areas of Ongoing FSO Research

Overview FSO is an emerging field where uncertainties exist in applications, fundamentals, and ways to utilize technology. As with all optics-based…

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Atmospheric Turbulence

Overview Turbulence is a phenomenon in fluid mechanics created by unpredictable changes in pressure and flow velocity. Atmospheric turbulence follows the…

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BRIDGECOMM

Overview BRIDGECOMM, INC. (previously known as BridgeSat) is an American company specializing in optical wireless communications applications. Their goal is to…

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SmartOptics

Overview SmartOptics is a telecommunications company based in Oslo, Norway, whose main focus is updating current communication systems to improve the…

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Command & Data Handling (C&DH)

Overview The command and data-handling system acts as the brain for the satellite, controlling all the satellite’s functions and operations. Courtesy…

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University of Western Australia Astrophotonics Group

Overview The University of Western Australia (UWA) Astrophotonics Group is a center focused on designing, building, and testing advanced photonic systems…

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Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS)

Overview The Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) is a multinational forum formed in 1982 to discuss common problems in…

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Cognitive Diversity Network

Overview A cognitive diversity network (CDN) is an amalgamation of many different networking processes contributing to the operation of one network. “Cognitive…

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