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UWA Astrophotonics Group

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Unchanged: <span class="has-inline-color">The University of Western Australia (UWA) Astrophotonics Group is a center focused on designing, building, and testing advanced photonic systems with applications in radio astronomy, optical astronomy, and space science. The group’s core technological capability is the long-distance transfer of stabilized</span><span class="has-inline-color"> optical-frequency and microwave-frequency signals across optical fiber networks and free-space laser links. <a href="https://www.icrar.org/study-with-icrar/postgraduate-opportunities/postgraduate-research-projects/astrophotonics/">[1]</a> UWA and Curtin University are part of an equal joint venture known as the International Center for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) and funded by the State Government of Western Australia. <a href="https://www.icrar.org/">[2]</a></span>Unchanged: <span class="has-inline-color">The University of Western Australia (UWA) Astrophotonics Group is a center focused on designing, building, and testing advanced photonic systems with applications in radio astronomy, optical astronomy, and space science. The group’s core technological capability is the long-distance transfer of stabilized</span><span class="has-inline-color"> optical-frequency and microwave-frequency signals across optical fiber networks and free-space laser links. <a href="https://www.icrar.org/study-with-icrar/postgraduate-opportunities/postgraduate-research-projects/astrophotonics/">[1]</a> UWA and Curtin University are part of an equal joint venture known as the International Center for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) and funded by the State Government of Western Australia. <a href="https://www.icrar.org/">[2]</a></span>
Unchanged: The UWA Astrophotonics Group announced they would be in charge of installing an optical communications station capable of receiving high-speed data transmissions from space. This advanced <a href="https://wiki.pathfinderdigital.com/wiki/ogs/">OGS</a> will be able to receive data from spacecraft anywhere between <a href="https://wiki.pathfinderdigital.com/wiki/leo/">LEO</a> and the surface of the Moon. The station will use make use of a 0.7-meter observatory-grade optical telescope and will be fitted with advanced atmospheric-noise suppression technology developed at UWA. The total cost of the project is estimated to be around $535,000, and the station is expected to be operational by the end of 2021.Unchanged: The UWA Astrophotonics Group announced they would be in charge of installing an optical communications station capable of receiving high-speed data transmissions from space. This advanced <a href="https://wiki.pathfinderdigital.com/wiki/ogs/">OGS</a> will be able to receive data from spacecraft anywhere between <a href="https://wiki.pathfinderdigital.com/wiki/leo/">LEO</a> and the surface of the Moon. The station will use make use of a 0.7-meter observatory-grade optical telescope and will be fitted with advanced atmospheric-noise suppression technology developed at UWA. The total cost of the project is estimated to be around $535,000, and the station is expected to be operational by the end of 2021.
Deleted: [caption id="attachment_1753" align="aligncenter" width="504"]<a href="https://news.satnews.com/2020/10/13/optical-comms-earth-station-to-be-built-in-western-australia/"><img class="wp-image-1753" src="https://wiki.pathfinderdigital.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/UWA-Astrophotonics-Group-1.jpg" alt="" width="504" height="284" /></a> The 0.7-meter observatory-grade satellite being used in the UWA Astrophotonics Group's OGS[/caption] Added: [caption id="attachment_1753" align="aligncenter" width="504"]<a href="https://news.satnews.com/2020/10/13/optical-comms-earth-station-to-be-built-in-western-australia/"><img class="wp-image-1753" src="https://wiki.pathfinderdigital.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/UWA-Astrophotonics-Group-1.jpg" alt="" width="504" height="284" data-wp-editing="1" /></a> The 0.7-meter observatory-grade satellite being used in the UWA Astrophotonics Group's OGS[/caption]
Unchanged: The OGS will be connected to Goonhilly Earth Station’s supercomputer data center in Cornwall via high-speed fiber. Goonhilly handles data traffic and supports secure communications links for the world’s major satellite operators. The ground station will be part of a larger Australian optical ground station network, a project led by the Australian National University with partners in South Australia, and New Zealand. <a href="https://news.satnews.com/2020/10/13/optical-comms-earth-station-to-be-built-in-western-australia/?mohide=true&amp;utm_source=Satnews&amp;utm_campaign=2dcb38437e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_10_19_03_02&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_88f38d81f3-2dcb38437e-78163111&amp;mc_cid=2dcb38437e&amp;mc_eid=f28031b3b8">[3]</a>Unchanged: The OGS will be connected to Goonhilly Earth Station’s supercomputer data center in Cornwall via high-speed fiber. Goonhilly handles data traffic and supports secure communications links for the world’s major satellite operators. The ground station will be part of a larger Australian optical ground station network, a project led by the Australian National University with partners in South Australia, and New Zealand. <a href="https://news.satnews.com/2020/10/13/optical-comms-earth-station-to-be-built-in-western-australia/?mohide=true&amp;utm_source=Satnews&amp;utm_campaign=2dcb38437e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_10_19_03_02&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_88f38d81f3-2dcb38437e-78163111&amp;mc_cid=2dcb38437e&amp;mc_eid=f28031b3b8">[3]</a>
Unchanged: <h3>Related Links</h3>Unchanged: <h3>Related Links</h3>
Unchanged: <a href="https://www.uwa.edu.au/news/Article/2020/October/Moon-to-Earth---WA-to-host-space-communications-station">UWA Article</a>Unchanged: <a href="https://www.uwa.edu.au/news/Article/2020/October/Moon-to-Earth---WA-to-host-space-communications-station">UWA Article</a>