Since November 2016 the European Data Relay System (EDRS) of ESA is successfully operational. ST2C’s mission has achieved the first target, but is now striving towards the next major mile stone: enhance optical communication with machine learning.
The same concepts which revolutionizes the car industry are applied to enhance laser communication by:
- simplifying hardware
- optimizing spatial acquisition
ST2C utilizes state of the art machine learning algorithms to optimize laser communication systems performance.
- Support Vector Machines (SVM)
- Random forest
- Reinforced learning
- Neural networks
ST2C covers the basis starting from Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC)
and goes all the way to reinforced learning