satellite and telecom operators

Modernize and optimize network infrastructures using free-space optical technology

According to the Telegeography report of 2021, www2.telegeography.com, the Internet bandwidth usage has reached 786 Tbps in 2021 while it’s been growing steadily at 30% per year for the past 20 years. In the meantime, Euroconsult, www.euroconsult-ec.com, estimated the HTS Satcom capacity around only 12 Tbps in 2021 as it is only relying on radio communications with limited bandwidth compared ground fiber optics.

Through the development of the laser communication link between Earth and space, satcom and telecom operators are looking to extend the core terrestrial fiber network into space.

Miratlas understands this: the company attaches great importance to working with operators to modernize and optimize their network infrastructures using free-space optical telecommunications technology.

We help you to unpass your daily challenges

Ensuring continuity of services

While laser communications offer many advantages over radio (capacity, security, lack of permit, resistance to interference), their development faces several difficulties posed by the light propagation through the atmosphere. Atmospheric disturbances (clouds, turbulence absorption) are an obstacle to their use. 

Optimizing the use of satellites and teleports

Data from Earth observation satellites are currently only transmitted to the ground when they are flying over their teleport. Thanks to laser communication links between satellites, they will be able to relay information between each other until the first one is able to establish a connection with its teleport. 

The use of laser communications from space to the ground allows the continuity of the optical link from the image capture to the data centers with the best capacity. Thus, offering the possibility of obtaining images of the Earth in real time and at very high resolution.  

Miratlas’ technology at your side to empower your operations

IDENTIFY THE MOST PROMISING SITES

In collaboration with Durham University, Miratlas offers an atmospheric turbulence modelling service based on historical weather data. This helps to identify the most promising sites for optical ground stations. The data accumulated by the Miratlas ISMs is also used to validate and improve the model.

Assess bandwidth availability

Integrated Sky Monitor (ISM): Once a site has been pre-selected by the modelling, a measurement campaign is carried out by an ISM on site to confirm the availability and bandwidth potential.

 

Get real time data and forecasting

An atmospheric database: Data is collected in a database that is collected in real time. This history allows us to advise our clients but also it forms the basis for forecasts using machine learning.

 

Expertise and advice to support your projects

Expertise and advice are at the heart of Miratlas’ commitment 

Miratlas offers operational advice for the implementation of the instruments on site, understanding of the data collected but also training to ensure their use to enable the best return on investment for the client.

Our dedicated offers to satellite operators

select the best site

Miratlas enables operators to identify the best sites for transmitting and receiving information transmitted by laser communication. These sites are crucial to guarantee the most operational continuity of services, considering the location of terrestrial and space infrastructures. This selection of sites is done through the process of modeling atmospheric turbulence to map the best terrestrial locations. 

OPTIMIZE EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE

Miratlas enables existing terrestrial facilities to evolve towards offering laser communication as a service to their space customers, by qualifying the availability and bandwidth potential according to atmospheric conditions.

ENSure the best path

For information routing

By providing the optical transfer function of the atmosphere and in all places, Miratlas enables the selection of the best path between Earth and space where atmospheric disturbances are minimal.