The X-lumin Operating System (XOS)

Comprehensive Management Systems

The X-lumin Operating System (XOS) is the result of decades of experience designing, building, operating, and configuring optical tracking systems and related management software, for government and commercial customers. XOS provides one of the most comprehensive and versatile management systems for controlling a wide variety of Precision Optical Pointing and Tracking (OP&T) and Optical Target Characterization applications in the optical communication industry.

Intelligent by design, XOS is a specialized operating system that offers users the greatest range of capabilities, options and operational integration. Serving as the integrator for a variety of applications, the X-lumin Operating System (XOS) places control and management back into the hands of the user and brings third-party components under one umbrella. In addition to supporting a range of OP&T applications, XOS can be configured to add capabilities to new or existing OP&T architecture such as, adding ground-to-space Lasercom to a Space Situational Awareness (SSA) optical telescope assembly (OTA), or adding Quantum Key Distribution (QKD), Astrophotography, or SSA to a Lasercom optical ground station.

X-lumin is on a quest to build an effective and efficient bridge between existing optical communications technology and the need for a high-speed data highway to meet exploding IoT demands. Our innovative and cutting-edge solutions incorporate state-of-the-art optical and photonic components which comes from over 25 years of experience in the design, development and integration of optical technologies, laser systems, tracking and surveillance, atmospheric propagation, and video and image processing. While the early foundations of our products and solutions focused on universities and government agencies, our solutions today allow us to bring these leading-edge ideas to the commercial marketplace creating new standards and solutions that have broader market impact.

Integration

XOS is hardware independent but is key to the integration of third-party hardware and components into custom, turn-key optical wireless communications and imaging solutions. Whether seeking to simplify management of various hardware components, or desiring to upgrade from multiple legacy ASCOM interfaces, XOS provides the user unparalleled options in configuration, collection and control. Collection options allow the client to locate their systems on fixed, mobile, or moving platforms, while remote control capability gives the client opportunity to manage multiple platforms from a single interface.

XOS Differentiation

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TESTED TECHNOLOGY

25+ years of successful implementation of laser optical tracking, data collection and analysis systems.

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HARDWARE AGNOSTIC

Operates across a wide variety of hardware vendors; flexibility to meet current needs and future expansion.

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AUTOMATE & CAPTURE KEY DATA

Pre-program user-specified parameters for calibration, alignment, acquisition, QoS, diagnostics, laser safety, data analytics, etc.

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CROSS-PLATFORM AVAILABILITY

The client interface operates on multiple platforms including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, and IOS.

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REMOTE CONTROL

Singer-user interface for remotely managed operations of system hardware & components.

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COLLECTION OPTIONS

Options to collect data from fixed and mobile platforms; moving platforms; and remotely across platforms.

With increased volumes of data from various astronomical telescopes, XOS offers a high speed, low interference, relatively low-cost means to enhance existing astronomical telescopes by enabling additional functionality. Using our hardware agnostic design, XOS provides a single user interface for control of the gimbal, telescope, camera, focuser, and rotators. Additional programming capacity gives users options for metric and radiometric calibration of cameras and sensors. 

Astrophotography

Quantum Key Distribution (QKD)

The XOS solution provides users the capability to manage QKD free-space ground stations. QKD capability can be added to an existing ground station or configured with a stand-alone capacity. As quantum computing capabilities expand to match expanding IoT technologies, matching applications to secure data transfer will require the extra technology of QKD. While short-link QKD in fiber systems continues to advance, connecting links over significant distances faces a big technological hurdle because amplification or retransmission of a quantum state alters its properties.  A viable solution is using satellites that distribute secure keys to ground stations via free- space optical links.   

Laser ranging – or optical radar – is an enabling technology for high-precision satellite-to-satellite communication for object space tracking. XOS can help capture and store this data along for future use and analysis. Additionally, XOS provides laser-specific features to include lase control and monitoring, and integration with our laser safety system. XOS provides a single point of access for SLR tracking stations and places additional control and monitoring data into the hands of the operator. 

Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR)

LiDAR / LADAR

With increased volumes of data from various astronomical telescopes, XOS offers a high speed, low interference, relatively low-cost means to enhance existing astronomical telescopes by enabling additional functionality. Using our hardware agnostic design, XOS provides a single user interface for control of the gimbal, telescope, camera, focuser, and rotators. Additional programming capacity gives users options for metric and radiometric calibration of cameras and sensors. 

XOS Product Sheet

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