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Eurostar project, GateHopper, E9497, DST CONTROL

Reference number
Coordinator DST Control AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 903 200
Project duration February 2015 - March 2017
Status Completed
Venture Eurostars

Purpose and goal

The goal of the project is to develop solutions for a free-space optical communication link for communication with aircraft when they are in an airport. It is also a goal that the SMEs partners, after the project, will be able to offer project solutions as products. The purpose of Acreo´s participation was to support the SMEs in development work, specifically in the optical system design. The project´s goals have been substantially met.

Expected results and effects

Polewall has developed an FSO communication link for high data rates up to 200 Gbps. DST CONTROL have developed a gyro stabilised platform with a built-in single mode fibre pathway allowing for full 360 degrees rotation in both axes. DST have developed algorithms and hardware based on a 2D photo detector for robust accurate tracking. The developed solution have demonstrated a link which is stable under external disturbances such as movements, vibrations and disturbing light sources. As a result, the SMEs can offer new products which leads to new business opportunities.

Planned approach and implementation

The project has been implemented largely according to plan in the original application, but with one month´s delay. The work has been coordinated by Polewall, the partners have had Close contact throughout the project and conducted 15 documented meetings, of which more than half physical meetings. The project has completed 12 deliverables. The project arranged a well-attended final demonstration for customers and partners on 6-10 March 2017 at Acreo in Kista.

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Last updated 15 March 2019

Reference number 2015-00568

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