The Nanosatellite Optical Downlink Experiment (NODE)
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.