Print Email Facebook Twitter Opto-mechatronics system development for future intersatellite laser communications Title Opto-mechatronics system development for future intersatellite laser communications Author Saathof, R. Kuiper, S. Crowcombe, W.E. de Man, H. de Lange, T.J. van der Valk, N.C.J. Kramer, L. Fritz, E.C. Contributor Boroson, D.M. (editor) Hemmati, H. (editor) Publication year 2019 Abstract Optical communications will complement radio frequency (RF) communications in the coming decades to enhance throughput, power efficiency and link security of satellite communication links. To enable optical communications technology for intersatellite links and (bi-directional) ground to satellite links, TNO develops a suite of technologies in collaboration with industry. Throughout these developments there is a particular aim for high levels of system integration, compactness and low recurring cost in order to meet the overall requirements related to market viability. TNO develops terminals with aperture sizes of 70 and 17 mm, coarse pointing assemblies and fast steering mirrors. This paper discusses the state of development of these different technologies and provides and outlook towards the future. Subject High Tech Systems & MaterialsIndustrial InnovationOptical satellite communicationAdaptive opticsDeformable mirrorsWave front sensors To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:c7245104-3fa1-404c-b450-0b69250d52e4 TNO identifier 867426 Publisher SPIE ISBN 9781510624627 ISSN 0277-786X Source Proceedings Free-Space Laser Communications XXXI 2019, SPIE LASE, 4-6 February 2019, San Fransisco, CA, USA Article number 109101B Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.