WORK Microwave highlights virtual and optical ground stations at IBC2022

WORK Microwave showcased its Digital Optical Ground Station (DOG) suite of products designed to overcome bandwidth limits and Virtual Ground Station solution.

European manufacturer of advanced RF technology WORK Microwave will showcase its satellite ground segment solutions at IBC2022.

With more than 35 years of experience in satellite ground-segment equipment, WORK Microwave provides solutions that transform space and satellite communication deployments, enabling greater flexibility, scalability, sustainability, and more.

WORK Microwave’s Virtual Ground Station (VGS) solution is a state-of-the-art ground station architecture based on digitalised RF signals over IP in accordance with the DIFI standard and wideband signal processing on a cloud platform by virtualised software modem. VGS brings high flexibility, scalability, efficiency, and “switchability” to ground segment operations by using IP networks that allow flexible composition of the antenna, processing, and operations sides. 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 and reduce their hardware investments. Additionally, VGS allows access from anywhere to any digitised antenna worldwide for satellite and space communication.

VGS includes V-Series software modems for waveform-based processing and connection to DIFI-compliant IP network subscribers; digitizer/SDR modules with multi-GHz bandwidths; and DBUC/DBDC digital up/downconverter with signal IP connectivity.

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 multi-mission approach, DOG combines the optimal combination of 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 the telescope to the 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.

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