ScyLight Workshop

08 February 2017
8 February 2017, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Workshop

ScyLight (SeCure and Laser communication Technology) is the new ARTES programme element dedicated to Optical Communication Technologies. It was approved at the 2016 Ministerial Council and introduced in January 2017.

To launch the programmatic process, ESA’s Telecom’s directorate (TIA) is organising a workshop dedicated to ScyLight on 8 February 2017 at its facilities in ESTEC Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

At the workshop, ESA will introduce the ScyLight programmatic framework and its tools to inform industry on how to participate.

The workshop will be organised in 4 sequential blocks, addressing

  • Optical Communication Technology on System Level
  • Future and challenges on Optical Communication Terminal developments
  • Trends and challenges on Intra-Satellite Photonics / Optical Payloads
  • Space based Quantum Cryptography Technologies

For each of the topics ESA will introduce its view and afterwards opens the floor for short 5 Minute Pitch Talks by interested participants. You can propose your 5 Minute Pitch Talk, together with your registration. (Deadline for Talks: 2 February 2017)

(Depending on the number of requests by participants, the proposed timeline in the agenda will be adapted. ESA reserves the right to down select proposed talks.)

To register for the workshop, please use the following link: Registration page

Draft AGENDA

Wednesday 8 February 2017

09:30 Welcome  Mr. Xavier Lobao
ESA
09:45 Introduction to ARTES ScyLight and timeline Dr. Harald Hauschildt
ESA
     
  Optical Communication Technology at System Level   
10:00 Potential Markets for Optical Comms Mr. Domenico Mignolo,
ESA
10:10 Future and Challenges of Optical Communication Mr. Joerg Herrmann
Airbus DS GmbH
10:20 Optical Communication Technology at System Level, and Trends and Challenges on Intra-Satellite Photonics/Optical Payloads Mr. Eric Leonardi
Thales Alenia Space
10:30 Inmarsat & FSO Communications Mr. Amar Mody
Inmarsat
10:40 Presentation by SES Mr. Edgar Milic
SES
10:45 Presentation by Eutelsat Mr. Alessandro Le Pera
Eutelsat
10:50 How to Challenge the New Space Requirements in Optical Communication Mr. Stephan Roemer
Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
10:55 CCSDS Standardization in Optical Communication Dr. Klas-Juergen Schulz
ESA 
11:00 Impact that Optical Communications (space-ground) Will Have on the Design and Operations of Ground Networks and General Operational Concept.  Mr.  Petrus Hyvönen
SSC
     
  Future and challenges on Optical Communication Terminal developments  
11:30 Presentation by ESA Z. Sodink, ESA
11:35 Laser Communication for Constellations Dr. Markus Knapek
ViaLight Communications GmbH
11:45 Next Generation GEO Laser Communication Terminal Dr. Herwig Zech
TESAT
11:55 OSIRIS (Optical Space Infrared Downlink System) Terminal for LEO Downlinks: Current Status and Ongoing Developments Mr.  Christopher Schmidt
DLR
12:00 Responding to the Challenge:  High-Volume Space Photonics for Satellite Constellations Dr. Efstratios Kehayas
Gooch & Housego
12:05 Optical SatCom Program TNO Ms. Niel Truyens
TNO
12:10 Future & Challenges of Adaptive Optical Ground Stations Mr. Thomas Dreischer
Synopta
12:15 Free Space Optical Coherent Communication Sytems using Adaptive Optics Dr. Esdras Anzuola
Fraunhofer IOSB
12:20 HgCdTe APDs for High Data Rate Free Space Communications Dr. Johan Rothman
Cea Leti
12:25 Adaptive Optics in Laser Communications - Current Activities and Outlook at Fraunhofer IOF Ms. Aiofe Brady
Fraunhofer IOF, Jena
     
13:00 LUNCH BREAK  
     
  Trends and challenges on Intra-Satellite Photonics / Optical Payloads  
14:00 ESA’s view Mr. Nikos Karafolas
ESA 
14:10 Photonics Payload Demonstration Mr. Thibault Verges
Airbus Defence and Space
14:20 Development of a Space Qualified Optical Switch Mr. Arnaud Colmon
Sodern
14:25 Photonic Transceivers for Spacecraft Datalinks up to 5 GBPS Mr. Davinder Basuita
Glenair Inc.
14:30 Optical Interconnects for Space Applications Ms. Alexandra Ludwig
Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
14:35 Integrated Microwave Photonics, Benefits and Challenges Dr. Paulus Van Dijk
LioniX International BV
14:40 Plasmonics - A Novel Platform for Integrated Photonics Mr. Romain Bonjour
ETH Zurich
     
  Space based Quantum Cryptography Technologies    
15:00 Presentation By ESA MR. Eamonn Murphy
ESA
15:10 Quantum Cryptography for Your Daily Life: Experience of a TSP Mr. Frederic Tourret
LuxTrust
15:20 The QuSat Project:  A Practical Quantum Key Distribution Satellite Dr. Bruno Huttner
ID Quantique
15:30 NanoBOB:  A Secure Quantum Communication CubeSat Concept for Quantum Key Distribution  Mr. Yves Gilot
CSUG
Mr. Mathieu Barthelemy
Grenoble Alpes University
Mr. Erik Kerstel
Grenoble Alpes University
15:40 QuTech/TNO Space Based QKD Technology Development Dr. Bob Dirks
QuTech/TNO
15:45 Satellite QKD for Securing the Global Telecoms Network Infrastructure Control Plane Mr. Jonathan Wakeling
BT Group
15:50 Data Processing for Space Based Quantum Key Distribution Dr. Martin Stierle
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
15:55 Quantum Key Distribution from Space: Fundamentals and Implementation Dr. Dominique Elser
Max Planc Institute for the Science of Light 
16:00 Design of Space Based QKD Services and Quantum Technology Hardware Developments Dr. Rupert Ursin
Austrian Academy of Sciences
16:05 Security Analysis of Satellite Based Continuous-Variable Quantum Key Distribution Dr. Vladyslav Usenko
Palacky University
16:10 Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors for Quantum Secure Space-to-Ground Optical Communication Dr. Félix Bussières
ID Quantique
     
16:15 COFFEE BREAK  
     
16:30 Wrap up of the day  ESA
17:00 End  

 

09:30 Welcome  Mr. Xavier Lobao
ESA
09:45 Introduction to ARTES ScyLight and timeline Dr. Harald Hauschildt
ESA
     
  Optical Communication Technology at System Level   
10:00 Potential Markets for Optical Comms Mr. Domenico Mignolo,
ESA
10:10 Future and Challenges of Optical Communication Mr. Joerg Herrmann
Airbus DS GmbH
10:20 Optical Communication Technology at System Level, and Trends and Challenges on Intra-Satellite Photonics/Optical Payloads Mr. Eric Leonardi
Thales Alenia Space
10:30 Inmarsat & FSO Communications Mr. Amar Mody
Inmarsat
10:40 Presentation by SES Mr. Edgar Milic
SES
10:45 Presentation by Eutelsat Mr. Alessandro Le Pera
Eutelsat
10:50 How to Challenge the New Space Requirements in Optical Communication Mr. Stephan Roemer
Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
10:55 CCSDS Standardization in Optical Communication Dr. Klas-Juergen Schulz
ESA 
11:00 Impact that Optical Communications (space-ground) Will Have on the Design and Operations of Ground Networks and General Operational Concept.  Mr.  Petrus Hyvönen
SSC
     
  Future and challenges on Optical Communication Terminal developments  
11:30 Presentation by ESA Z. Sodink, ESA
11:35 Laser Communication for Constellations Dr. Markus Knapek
ViaLight Communications GmbH
11:45 Next Generation GEO Laser Communication Terminal Dr. Herwig Zech
TESAT
11:55 OSIRIS (Optical Space Infrared Downlink System) Terminal for LEO Downlinks: Current Status and Ongoing Developments Mr.  Christopher Schmidt
DLR
12:00 Responding to the Challenge:  High-Volume Space Photonics for Satellite Constellations Dr. Efstratios Kehayas
Gooch & Housego
12:05 Optical SatCom Program TNO Ms. Niel Truyens
TNO
12:10 Future & Challenges of Adaptive Optical Ground Stations Mr. Thomas Dreischer
Synopta
12:15 Free Space Optical Coherent Communication Sytems using Adaptive Optics Dr. Esdras Anzuola
Fraunhofer IOSB
12:20 HgCdTe APDs for High Data Rate Free Space Communications Dr. Johan Rothman
Cea Leti
12:25 Adaptive Optics in Laser Communications - Current Activities and Outlook at Fraunhofer IOF Ms. Aiofe Brady
Fraunhofer IOF, Jena
     
13:00 LUNCH BREAK  
     
  Trends and challenges on Intra-Satellite Photonics / Optical Payloads  
14:00 ESA’s view Mr. Nikos Karafolas
ESA 
14:10 Photonics Payload Demonstration Mr. Thibault Verges
Airbus Defence and Space
14:20 Development of a Space Qualified Optical Switch Mr. Arnaud Colmon
Sodern
14:25 Photonic Transceivers for Spacecraft Datalinks up to 5 GBPS Mr. Davinder Basuita
Glenair Inc.
14:30 Optical Interconnects for Space Applications Ms. Alexandra Ludwig
Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
14:35 Integrated Microwave Photonics, Benefits and Challenges Dr. Paulus Van Dijk
LioniX International BV
14:40 Plasmonics - A Novel Platform for Integrated Photonics Mr. Romain Bonjour
ETH Zurich
     
  Space based Quantum Cryptography Technologies    
15:00 Presentation By ESA MR. Eamonn Murphy
ESA
15:10 Quantum Cryptography for Your Daily Life: Experience of a TSP Mr. Frederic Tourret
LuxTrust
15:20 The QuSat Project:  A Practical Quantum Key Distribution Satellite Dr. Bruno Huttner
ID Quantique
15:30 NanoBOB:  A Secure Quantum Communication CubeSat Concept for Quantum Key Distribution  Mr. Yves Gilot
CSUG
Mr. Mathieu Barthelemy
Grenoble Alpes University
Mr. Erik Kerstel
Grenoble Alpes University
15:40 QuTech/TNO Space Based QKD Technology Development Dr. Bob Dirks
QuTech/TNO
15:45 Satellite QKD for Securing the Global Telecoms Network Infrastructure Control Plane Mr. Jonathan Wakeling
BT Group
15:50 Data Processing for Space Based Quantum Key Distribution Dr. Martin Stierle
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
15:55 Quantum Key Distribution from Space: Fundamentals and Implementation Dr. Dominique Elser
Max Planc Institute for the Science of Light 
16:00 Design of Space Based QKD Services and Quantum Technology Hardware Developments Dr. Rupert Ursin
Austrian Academy of Sciences
16:05 Security Analysis of Satellite Based Continuous-Variable Quantum Key Distribution Dr. Vladyslav Usenko
Palacky University
16:10 Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors for Quantum Secure Space-to-Ground Optical Communication Dr. Félix Bussières
ID Quantique
     
16:15 COFFEE BREAK  
     
16:30 Wrap up of the day  ESA
17:00 End