advanced Concept for laser uplink/ downlink CommuniCation with sPace Objects
The project has started on June 2015 and will last until June 2017.
It is carried out by the consortium of 7 partners:
C3PO: advanced Concept for laser uplink/ downlink CommuniCation with sPace Objects represents a radical improvement in performance of existing ground to low earth orbit communication systems in terms of weight reduction, on-board power consumption, data rate and communication security & confidentiality.
The proposed project serve the Union’s Common Security & Defence Policy by increasing the satellite communications security.
Astri Polska is responsible for development of satellite tracking algorithm and software, which will operate ground station (laser emitter + detector with telescope) at DLR.
Development of the software will be accompanied with extensive numerical modelling of laser beam propagation in the atmosphere.