WORK Microwave, a leading European manufacturer of advanced RF technology, will showcase its world-class satellite ground-segment solutions at Space Tech Expo Europe 2022. With more than 35 years of experience in satellite ground-segment equipment, WORK Microwave’s solutions transform space and satellite communication deployments, enabling greater flexibility, scalability, sustainability, and more.
WORK Microwave Highlights World-Class Ground Segments and Stations at Space Tech Expo Europe 2022
WORK Microwave will highlight the following solutions:
Improve Ground Segment Flexibility, Scalability, and Efficiency With a Virtual Solution
WORK Microwave’s Virtual Ground Station (VGS) solution is a state-of-the-art ground station architecture that uses IP networks to improve the flexibility of antenna, processing, and operations composition. Based on digitalized RF signals over IP — in accordance with the DIFI standard — and wideband signal processing on a cloud platform by a virtualized software modem, VGS brings high flexibility, scalability, efficiency, and “switchability” to ground-segment operations. By supporting as-a-service business models, including ground station as a service and software as a service, VGS enables operators to pay per use while reducing hardware investments. Additionally, any digitized antenna worldwide can access VGS for satellite and space communication.
Virtual Ground Station includes:
- V-Series software modems for waveform-based processing and connection to DIFI-compliant IP network subscribers.V-Series software can run completely in the cloud or on-premises at physical satellite ground stations based on operators’ requirements.
- Digitizer/SDR modules with multi-GHz bandwidths are a key element in supporting the migration of ground infrastructures into the digital domain. Satcom-specific designs allow integration into the signal chain with selectable levels of access for operators, integrators, engineers, and programmers.
- DBUC/DBDC digital up-/downconverter with signal IP connectivity that seamlessly connects to WORK Microwave’s V-Series software modem thanks to DIFI standard compliance, requiring less space, investment, hardware maintenance, and cost.
DBUC/DBDC digital up/downconverter with signal IP connectivity to seamlessly connect to WORK Microwave’s V-Series software modem.
Digital Optical Ground Station Simplifies the Reception of Optical Free Space Communication
At Space Tech Expo Europe 2022, WORK Microwave will showcase its Digital Optical Ground Station (DOG) suite of products designed to overcome bandwidth limits and RF spectrum regulatory challenges with free space optical communication using CCSDS and SDA standards. Based on the company’s well-established A-Series platform, DOG is perfect for LEO, GEO, and lunar missions.
Leveraging a multimission approach, DOG combines optimal hardware and software for all scenarios, empowering operators to detect and process optical communication from and to space terminals such as CubeLCT, T-OSIRIS, OPTEL-µ, or CAT. With more than 35 years of ground station experience, WORK Microwave offers a turnkey solution from telescope to modem with full integration services for optical ground stations. Top-tier providers of telescopes and adjacent optical components are part of WORK Microwave’s optical ground station solution.
WORK Microwave recently announced that the company has been awarded a contract to develop a state-of-the-art optical modem for space-to-ground communication for the European Space Agency, with the support of the German Aerospace Center, as part of the ARTES Strategic Programme Line for Optical and Quantum Communication – ScyLight – and its technology development program.