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Pre-correction Adaptive Optics performance of a 10 km Laser Link

Saathof, Rudolf and den Breeje, Remco and Klop, Wimar and Doelman, Niek and Moens, Thijs and Gruber, Michael and Russchenberg, Tjeerd and Pettazzi, Federico and Human, Jet and Mata Calvo, Ramon and Poliak, Juraj and Barrios, Ricardo and Richerzhagen, Mathias and Ferrario, Ivan (2019) Pre-correction Adaptive Optics performance of a 10 km Laser Link. In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Proc. SPIE 10910 Free-Space Laser Communications XXXI, 2-7 Feb 2019, San Francisco, USA. DOI: 10.1117/12.2506849

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For the next generation of very high throughput communication satellites, free-space optical (FSO) communication between ground stations and geostationary telecommunication satellites is likely to replace conventional RF links. To mitigate atmospheric turbulence, TNO and DLR propose Adaptive Optics (AO) to apply uplink pre-correction. In order to demonstrate the feasibility of AO pre-correction an FSO link has been tested over a 10 km range. This paper shows that AO pre-correction is most advantageous for low point ahead angles (PAAs), as expected. In addition, an optimum AO precorrection performance is found at 16 AO modes for the experimental conditions. For the specific test site, tip-tilt precorrection accounted for 4.5 dB improvement in the link budget. Higher order AO modes accounted for another 1.5 dB improvement in the link budget. From these results it is concluded that AO pre-correction can effectively improve highthroughput optical feeder links.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/126954/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Pre-correction Adaptive Optics performance of a 10 km Laser Link
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Saathof, RudolfTNO Technical sciences, DelftUNSPECIFIED
den Breeje, RemcoTNO Technical sciences, DelftUNSPECIFIED
Klop, WimarTNO Technical sciences, DelftUNSPECIFIED
Doelman, NiekTNO Technical sciences, DelftUNSPECIFIED
Moens, ThijsTNO Technical sciences, DelftUNSPECIFIED
Gruber, MichaelTNO Technical sciences, DelftUNSPECIFIED
Russchenberg, TjeerdTNO Technical sciences, DelftUNSPECIFIED
Pettazzi, FedericoTNO Technical sciences, DelftUNSPECIFIED
Human, JetTNO Technical sciences, DelftUNSPECIFIED
Mata Calvo, RamonRamon.MataCalvo (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7120-8026
Poliak, JurajJuraj.Poliak (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6599-3117
Barrios, RicardoRicardo.Barrios (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2545-5568
Richerzhagen, MathiasMathias.Richerzhagen (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Ferrario, IvanTNO Technical sciences, DelftUNSPECIFIED
Date:February 2019
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.1117/12.2506849
Keywords:KNSANOCGOP, Optical satellite communication, adaptive optics, free space optical communications
Event Title:Proc. SPIE 10910 Free-Space Laser Communications XXXI
Event Location:San Francisco, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2-7 Feb 2019
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 - Vorhaben Multimedia Satellitennetze
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation
Institute of Communication and Navigation > Satellite Networks
Deposited By: Poliak, Juraj
Deposited On:02 Apr 2019 14:49
Last Modified:15 Apr 2020 10:11

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