WORK Microwave GmbH
Work Microwave is a German company founded in 1986 that develops and manufactures high-performance equipment for satellite communications, navigation, radar, and other wireless applications, such as for example the DOG-DA4 Free Space Optical Detector1, which is a fibre-coupled optical detector for the reception of optical free space communication that features four highly responsive InGaAs avalanche photodiodes (APD) with fibre-coupled input suitable for space downlink applications.
WORK Microwave has been selected by a major operator of ground station networks to deliver a turn-key Digital Optical Ground station (DOG) for a U.S. government program that requires secure and resilient optical space-to-ground communication via laser link. The system is turn-key, consisting of the DOG-M1 Multi-Mission Optical Modem , the DOG-DA4/DOG-DA Optical Detector, the Optical Amplifier for the uplink, and a telescope. The units support both CCSDS and SDA standards.
The M30 optical receive only modem is also being used developed as part of the European Space Agency’s M30 program  and the ARTES Strategic Programme Line for Optical and Quantum Communication – ScyLight program.