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Results of the Optical Downlink Experiment KIODO from OICETS Satellite to Optical Ground Station Oberpfaffenhofen (OGS-OP)

Perlot, Nicolas and Knapek, Markus and Giggenbach, Dirk and Horwath, Joachim and Brechtelsbauer, Martin and Takayama, Yoshihisa and Jono, Takashi (2007) Results of the Optical Downlink Experiment KIODO from OICETS Satellite to Optical Ground Station Oberpfaffenhofen (OGS-OP). In: Proceedings of SPIE -- Volume 6457, 645704-1-645704-8. SPIE Optical Press. Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XIX and Atmospheric Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves, 2007-01-24 - 2007-01-25, San Jose, California, USA. ISBN 9780819465733 ISSN 0277-786X

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Abstract

Optical LEO downlinks from the Japanese OICETS to the optical ground station built by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) near Munich have been performed. This was the first optical LEO downlink on European grounds. The ground station received a 50-Mbit/s OOK signal at 847 nm on its 40-cm Cassegrain telescope and sent two spatially displaced beacon beams towards OICETS. Five out of eight trials could be performed successfully while the other three were hindered by cloud blockage. A BER of 10-6 has been reached. The elevation angle above the horizon ranged between 2° and 45°. The Fried parameter and the scintillation were measured with instruments inside the ground station. The beacon power received by the LUCE Terminal onboard OICETS has also been recorded. This paper describes the setup of the experiment and highlights the results of the measurement trials.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/51119/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Results of the Optical Downlink Experiment KIODO from OICETS Satellite to Optical Ground Station Oberpfaffenhofen (OGS-OP)
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Perlot, NicolasUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Knapek, MarkusUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Giggenbach, DirkUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Horwath, JoachimUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Brechtelsbauer, MartinUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Takayama, YoshihisaJapan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Jono, TakashiJapan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Date:January 2007
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of SPIE -- Volume 6457
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:645704-1-645704-8
Editors:
EditorsEmail
SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering, UNSPECIFIED
Publisher:SPIE Optical Press
ISSN:0277-786X
ISBN:9780819465733
Status:Published
Keywords:OICETS, KIODO, free-space laser communications, scintillation, KNOCGOP
Event Title:Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XIX and Atmospheric Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves
Event Location:San Jose, California, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2007-01-24 - 2007-01-25
Organizer:SPIE
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W KN - Kommunikation/Navigation
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W KN - Kommunikation/Navigation
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Multimedia Satellitennetze (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation > Digital Networks
Deposited By: Moll, Florian
Deposited On:30 Aug 2007
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:20

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