Bachelor, Master or Diploma Thesis at DLR (German Aerospace Center), Institute of Communications and Navigation, Satellite Networks Group, Optical Communications Group
The Optical Communications Group investigates new technologies to improve performance of free-space optical links between ground stations, aircrafts, satellites, etc. On the institute buildings roof, the group hosts an optical ground station used for signal reception during optical satellite ownlink experiments. The particular channel behavior due to atmospheric turbulence causes phase and amplitude distortions of the incident laser beam. Recently, the ground station was applied for measurements of atmospheric channel behavior for downlinks from the Japanese low earth orbit satellite OICETS. The beam was captured with the ground stations telescope and signal quality was measured with instruments quantifying the amplitude and phase distortions. In the framework of this thesis, the obtained measurements with the differential image motion monitor (phase distortion) shall be analyzed and used in order to gain knowledge about the channel behavior for optical satellite downlinks.
Study of Electrical Engineering, Physics (or similar) Basics in Matlab programming Interest in optics and free-space optical communications
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