Follow this link to skip to the main content
About Us Free Space Optical Communications will enable space missions to return 10 to 100 times more data with 1% of the antenna area of current state-of-the-art communications systems, while utilizing less mass and power.  Plus illustration of earth, Saturn, and two satellites sending and receiving data.
Flight R & D
Ground R & D
Publications
Products
Employment
Working with Us

Last updated:    |    Text-Only   |    Feedback   |    JPL Privacy Policy



Website design Elizabeth Amini. Maintenance by Hamid Hemmati
Document Clearance No. CL 02-1407

JPL_HomeJPL_EarthJPL_Solar_SytemJPL_Stars_and_GalaxiesJPL_Other_Technology
Optical Communications Group banner Go_to_NASA_website Go_to_JPL-Main_website Caltech
OCG HomeContact_UsProductsSponsorsFacilitiesLinksSection_331

Free space optical communications is the future of high bandwidth communications systems. Free Space Optical Communications (also called Laser communications) will enable space missions to retuen 10 to 100 times more data with only 1% of the antenna area of current state-of-the-art communications systems, while utilizing less mass and power. Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Optical Communications Group (OCG) is NASA's premiere optical research facility.

OCG is NASA's premiere Optical Communicaion's research facility.

NASA/JPL OCG website was designed by Elizabeth Amini