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Investigation of tower vibration and wind effects on optical communication station terrestrial laser transmission

  • Aerospace
  • Measurement test case study


NICT is the only national research organisation in the field of information and communications. An optical digital communication experiment between space and ground is planned in a high-rise tower on the ground, and they asked us to measure the vibration of the tower.

Analysis details

Vibrations of the high-rise tower were measured using servo accelerometers, and the tower sway was analysed, radian angles calculated and wind effects investigated, and the effects on transmitted and received data analysed.
The results are also available on the NICT website.