Creonic plays a vital role in the "Error Correction Methods for Reliable Optical Free-Space Communication (FACTOR)" project, which aims to enhance satellite communication using optical signals. These signals enable high-speed data transmission between satellites and ground stations, exceeding 100 gigabits per second. Creonic focuses on developing innovative error correction techniques to improve data transmission reliability.

Satellite-based data transmission is crucial for remote, crisis, and disaster-stricken areas. As optical feed links are vulnerable to atmospheric interference, the project's holistic approach considers high data rate, superior error mitigation techniques, and cost efficient error correction methods

The innovations in channel coding and error correction are expected to meet the growing demand for optical free-space and satellite communication, ensuring mobile connectivity in areas with no terrestrial reception. Moreover, this project reduces dependency on international corporations, contributing to Germany and Europe's technological sovereignty.


​ The "FACTOR" project focuses on advancing satellite communication by developing cutting-edge error correction methods for high-speed optical data transmission, aiming to ensure dependable connectivity in challenging scenarios.




07/2022 - 06/2025


FACTOR Project Information

Project Partners

The project consortium consists of:

  • Creonic GmbH, Kaiserslautern
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.
  • Technische Universität Kaiserslautern

 The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research 

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