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Modem compatibility of TESAT’s ConLCT80 successfully demonstrated with U.S. government standard, assuring interoperability within SDA Transport Layer constellation.
Backnang, 31.08.2021: TESAT’s Constellation Laser Communication Terminal (ConLCT80) optical modem was successfully tested at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory connecting with the Space Development Agency (SDA) reference modem over fiber optic, which assures the interoperability of all optical payloads of the different manufacturers. The test was carried out at the optical level, explicitly testing coding and framing according to the SDA standard, data rate, wavelength compatibility, tracking tone, waveform capture and continuous data transfer. Future testing is planned to demonstrate space optical communication between termi-als, as they will operate in space aboard SDA’s Tranche 0 Transport Layer constellation.