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Optimization and throughput estimation of optical ground Networks for LEO-downlinks, GEO-feeder links and GEO-relays

Fuchs, Christian and Poulenard, Sylvain and Perlot, Nicolas and Riedi, Jerome and Perdigues, Josep (2017) Optimization and throughput estimation of optical ground Networks for LEO-downlinks, GEO-feeder links and GEO-relays. In: Proceedings of SPIE, 10096. SPIE Press. Photonics West, 28. Jan. - 02. Feb. 2017, San Francisco. DOI: 10.1117/12.2254795

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Optical satellite communications play an increasingly important role in a number of space applications. However, if the system concept includes optical links to the surface of the Earth, the limited availability due to clouds and other atmospheric impacts need to be considered to give a reliable estimate of the system performance. An OGS network is required for increasing the availability to acceptable figures. In order to realistically estimate the performance and achievable throughput in various scenarios, a simulation tool has been developed under ESA contract. The tool is based on a database of 5 years of cloud data with global coverage and can thus easily simulate different optical ground station network topologies for LEO- and GEO-to-ground links. Further parameters, like e.g. limited availability due to sun blinding and atmospheric turbulence, are considered as well. This paper gives an overview about the simulation tool, the cloud database, as well as the modelling behind the simulation scheme. Several scenarios have been investigated: LEO-to-ground links, GEO feeder links, and GEO relay links. The key results of the optical ground station network optimization and throughput estimations will be presented. The implications of key technical parameters, as e.g. memory size aboard the satellite, will be discussed. Finally, potential system designs for LEO- and GEO-systems will be presented.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/112058/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Optimization and throughput estimation of optical ground Networks for LEO-downlinks, GEO-feeder links and GEO-relays
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Fuchs, ChristianChristian.Fuchs (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Poulenard, SylvainAirbus DSUNSPECIFIED
Perlot, Nicolashhi-berlinUNSPECIFIED
Riedi, JeromeUniv. of LilleUNSPECIFIED
Perdigues, JosepesaUNSPECIFIED
Date:April 2017
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of SPIE
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1117/12.2254795
Hemmati, HamidFacebook Inc.
Boroson, DonMIT Lincoln Lab
Publisher:SPIE Press
Series Name:Free-Space Laser Communication and Atmospheric Propagation XXIX
Keywords:Optical satellite downlink, optical GEO Feeder link, optical GEO relay link, optical free-space communications
Event Title:Photonics West
Event Location:San Francisco
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:28. Jan. - 02. Feb. 2017
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Communication and Navigation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R KN - Kommunikation und Navigation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Projekt PROSIRIS
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation > Satellite Networks
Deposited By: Fuchs, Christian
Deposited On:27 Apr 2017 12:47
Last Modified:27 Apr 2017 12:47

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