VABENE++ and TOGS exhibited at the Science Days Munich

Information desk at the Science Days Munich
Source: DLR (CC-BY 3.0) Information desk at the Science Days Munich

From 8th to 11th of September, the Science Days Munich offered the opportunity for universities, companies and research institutes from Munich to present their work to the general public. DLR took the opportunity to exhibit a model of its Transportable Optical Ground Station (TOGS) and to show its application within the VABENE++ project.

Source: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)Transportable Optical Ground Station (TOGS)

TOGS is used as receiving station for laser communication systems. Laser communication allows much higher data rates than traditional RF systems, transmitters and receivers are very compact, and furthermore, no spectrum regulation applies. This makes such systems a good choice for the transmission of large data volumes in a short time. Within VABENE++ the technology is used for transmitting images of the airborne “3K-camera” to the ground in real-time.