|Abstract:||The paper presents the laboratory demonstrator design of the bidirectional inter-satellite optical link for the Kepler system. Communication and ranging subsystem serves for data transmission at 50 Mbit/s and providing highly precise sub-millimeter ranging accuracy. The preliminary back-toback verification based on data and ranging signal transmission confirms this. For interconnection of the two systems, an optical terminal has been designed and is currently being integrated and evaluated in the laboratory. Furthermore, it will be used for emulation of channel impairments caused mainly by mechanical platform jitter.|
Proceedings of the 31st International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of The Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS+ 2018)
September 24 - 28, 2018
Hyatt Regency Miami
|Pages:||861 - 867|
|Cite this article:||
Poliak, Juraj, Calvo, Ramon Mata, Surof, Janis, Richerzhagen, Mathias, Wolf, Raphael, "Laboratory Demonstrator of Optical Inter-satellite Links for the Kepler System," Proceedings of the 31st International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of The Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS+ 2018), Miami, Florida, September 2018, pp. 861-867.
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