HydRON User Workshop - New date

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ESA organised the first Workshop in February 2022 to connect with potential users of the HydRON Demonstration System (HydRON-DS). A second Workshop will take place in October 2022. 

1    CONTEXT

The HydRON Project is implemented as part of the ARTES Strategic Programme Line on Optical Communication – ScyLight. The Agency’s vision of HydRON is to enable the development and validation of the “Fibre in the Sky” or "Internet beyond Clouds" technology. The vision foresees such a system to be seamlessly integrated in terrestrial networks at terabit-per-second capacity, to position European and Canadian industries in the lead for communication capabilities. The HydRON project entered its Phase A/B1 stage with two studies to investigate and formulate a Demonstrator System (HydRON-DS).

2    OBJECTIVES

These workshops aim to capture current and future needs of potential HydRON-DS users. These aid to tailor and refine both the services as well as system architecture of the demonstration system. Questionnaires were collected from potential users of the system.

3    USER WORKSHOP – WORKSHOP #1

The first event took place on 16 February, 2022 online via WEBEX given the global situation. It featured a Plenary meeting and a series of dedicated meetings between potential users, the Agency and the two Primes of the ongoing Phase A/B1 studies. 

Participants were asked to support the event by filling out a user questionnaire based on preliminary user categories. This was a pre-requisite to be able to participate in the workshop. Any users wishing to participate in User Workshop #2 should have filled out such a questionnaire, or shall be willing to submit one to ESA before the occasion of the second workshop. 

4    USER WORKSHOP #2 – 29 SEPTEMBER

The second event is open to identified users, participants of the first user workshop, as well as to interested industrial entities. The event will require registration and a commitment to participate in a user data collection effort, if not done so already. 

Agenda of the day

09:30 - 10:30   Opening Session    ESA
               09:30    -    09:45    Welcome and Intro    ESA
               09:45    -    10:00    Recap of outcome of UW#1    ESA
               10:00    -    10:30    HydRON Demo System proposal    ESA

10:30 - 12:45    Prime Presentations    
              10:30    -    11:30    Current status of the HydRON-DS 
(programmatics and technical baseline), consolidated user needs/requirements and associated use cases    TAS

11:30 -  11:45    Break    
               11:45    -    12:45    Current status of the HydRON-DS 
(programmatics and technical baseline), further consolidate the user needs/requirements and associated use cases    ADS

12:45  - 14:00    Lunch Break    
14:00 -  17:30   Afternoon Session    
               14:00 - 17:00    User presentations    EOP-OPS
               17:00 - 17:30    Q&A and Joint Session Wrap up     ESA
17:30    End of Day    

It is possible to arrange dedicated meetings between Primes / ESA and Users on 30 September.

5    REGISTRATION

Users wishing to attend the event will be asked to register below. Registration is free of charge, but there will be a preselection of attendees by the Agency. 
All entities wishing to join the workshop will be asked to agree to the following points: 

  • to consent filling out a workshop user questionnaire and provide it to ESA by 23/09/22. The questionnaire is provided upon registration and serves the purpose to collect actual technical user needs to define the HydRON Demonstration System. 
  • that the questionnaire can be made available to ESA, ADS and TASI consortia for further analysis in the frame of the Phase A/B1 study*. 
  • to the ESA Privacy Notice and Consent form (https://www.esa.int/Services/Privacy_notice_and_consent_form )

Moreover, participants can request a time slot for a presentation during the Plenary meeting and request additional meetings after the Plenary meeting with either or both primes (ADS or TAS), in order to discuss user needs discreetly with a restricted audience. 

* User data will be treated confidentially by ESA, and will only be shared in an anonymized form with the consortia conducting the studies. ESA has no commercial interest in sharing /reselling or otherwise utilising any information provided in the questionnaire beyond the purpose to establish relevant user requirements for the HydRON project. 

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19/10/2022 - 09:30
Published 26 August 2022
Last updated at 21 September 2022 - 15:23