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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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Speed Comparison: FSO vs Fiber

Overview Fiber-optic cables must be installed from one point to the next to enable optical communications. The quality of those cables…

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Project Loon

Overview Google’s project division X has been developing a balloon technology known as Project Loon to increase connectivity across the globe.…

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Cooperative Diversity

Overview Cooperative diversity (CD) is a physical hardware arrangement technique that uses multiple antennas to improve a network’s total channel capacity…

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Photon-per-Bit Receiver for Deep Space Communications

Overview A team of researchers from the University of Chambers in Sweden has improved satellite receivers for deep space communications by…

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Luminescent Detector

Overview The Connectivity Lab at Facebook has developed a new kind of optical detector for FSO communication. Their Luminescent Detector is…

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Deep-Space Optical Communications (DSOC)

Overview DSOC, short for Deep Space Optical Communications, is a NASA laser-based space communications program which is still in the development…

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