CaNaPy: SatComm LGS-AO experimental platform with laser uplink pre-compensation

D. Bonaccini Calia, M. Centrone, E. Pinna, D. Alaluf, N. Martinez, J. Osborn, W. Hackenberg, M. Townson, M. Faccini, A. Di Paola, L. F. Rodriguez Ramos, R. Speziali, M. Reyes, P. Janout, D. Jenkins, D. P. Wei, T. Fischer, J. Perdigues, W. R.L. Clements

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We report on the visible LGS-AO experimental facility which we are building to be installed at the Im ESA Optical Ground Station at Observatorio del Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands. We focus on the system aspects related to optics. The instrument will be a novel facility to perform strategic LGS-AO technology R&D in future years, demonstrating a 50+ W CW 589nm laser, uplink laser beam pre-compensation on sodium LGS in pulsed laser operation. The rationale for the LGS-AO facility is to have a synergy between astronomical and space awareness adaptive optics, to perform experiments related to LGS-AO technologies for astrophysics and optical communication with satellites (Optical Feeder Links), including daytime LGS-AO, for future OGS systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Space Optics - ICSO 2020
EditorsBruno Cugny, Zoran Sodnik, Nikos Karafolas
Place of PublicationBellingham, Washington
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781510645493
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event2020 International Conference on Space Optics, ICSO 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 30 Mar 20212 Apr 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


Conference2020 International Conference on Space Optics, ICSO 2020
CityVirtual, Online

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