The Nanosatellite Optical Downlink Experiment (NODE)

Year 2015
Project team Kerri Cahoy with Raichelle Aniceto, James Clark, Andrew Feldman, Karl Gantner, Christian Haughwout, Ryan Kingsbury, Myron Lee, Tam Nguyen, Kathleen Riesing, Divya Shankar, Hyosang Yoon, and Caleb Ziegler

A miniature communication terminal

The team will develop a miniature, low-cost, free space optical communications terminal for small satellites, such as CubeSats. The system will be laser based and use low power on the satellite and only require a small ground receiver.

Caleb Ziegler presents their project at IdeaStream 2017.
Karl Gantner presents their project at IdeaStream 2016.