Optical communication network for pico satellites

Nir Shvalb (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A digital communication system comprising: an optical receiver comprising a detector configured to receive a laser optical signal from an optical transmitter; a curved mirror; an optical detector associated with said curved mirror; and an automated tracking system configured to: (i) determine a desired orientation of said optical receiver in relation to said optical transmitter, based, at least in part, on detecting a celestial location of said optical transmitter, (ii) move said optical receiver to said orientation, and (iii) continuously adjust said orientation to maximize a measured strength of said received optical signal.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberUS20210036777A1
StatePublished - 4 Feb 2021


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