October 24, 2023

Microwave link (MWL)

Microwave Link
ACES microwave link MWL

The MWL is a key element of the ACES mission. Developed by EADS under ESA responsibility, it ensures stable frequency transfer for direct comparison of atomic clocks over very long distances. The MWL will ensure both space-to-ground as well as ground-to-ground clock comparisons. Direct comparisons of ground clocks at the high level of stability provided by ACES will be possible using both the common view and the non-common view technique.

Flight box Terminal Sol
Flight box and Ground terminal - © Astrium