Good news: Our new ESA project: Greek InfrAstructure for Satellite as a Service: GIASaaS (headed by OHB-Hellas) has been selected for evaluation!
Our paper just got published:
Precise and robust optical beam steering for space optical instrumentation
G. Drougakis, K. G. Mavrakis, S. Pandey, G. Vasilakis, K. Poulios, D. G. Papazoglou, and W. von Klitzing
CEAS Space Journal (2019)
Our ESA Space-Optics project has reached a major milestone: We have finished the development of a novel beam collimation technique, which works allows us to adjust the waist of the laser beam emitted from a fibre coupler to an arbitrary position simply by maximising the peak intensity of the laser beam at some other position.
In order to make the coupler space-compatible it is manufactured from ultra-low-expansion ceramics (ZERODUR) and has no moving parts.