The radio spectrum for satellite communication is becoming saturated, and the need for faster and more secure communication is gaining importance. Consequently, the industry has in the early 2000s started turning toward laser-based communication as an alternative. Initially aimed at inter-satellite links, laser communication systems today are being developed that allow high-speed space to ground communication.
An essential aspect of the mature commercial application of satellite-ground laster communications is efficient control, monitoring, and operation of the new generation of Optical Ground Stations (OGS), and it requires pioneering technology.
At the roundtable discussion, we’re going to address the challenges related to:
- keeping sufficient uptime,
- ensuring global coverage and seamless satellite communication over distributed networks of stations,
- remote handling, troubleshooting, and management aspects of OGS networks.