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iROC Test Bed

“Test as we fly, fly as we test.”

Capabilities:

• RF and optical communications links
• Multi-path networking test bed
• Prototype RF/optical teletenna
• Deep-space data emulation
• Laser beam stabilization (Guidestar II)
• Pointing, acquisition and tracking (PAT) rig
• Establishing capability to emulate two-year mission scenario in the lab
• Accommodates network scenarios to include multiple relays and infusion
• Extensions to include outdoor free space links to accommodate weather
test bed lab

Pictured above: Integrated RF and Optical Communication (iROC) test bed lab and equipment.