ESAs ScyLight Programme: activities and status of the high throughput optical network "HydRON"

Harald Hauschildt, Carlo Elia, Andrew Jones, Hermann Ludwig Moeller, Josep Maria Perdigues Armengol, Nikos Karafolas, Zoran Sodnik, Bruno Cugny
2019 International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2018  
ESA's Telecommunications and Integrated Applications Directorate (TIA) runs a dedicated programmatic framework to Optical Communication Technologies, called ARTES ScyLight (SeCure and Laser communication Technology, pronounced "skylight"). ScyLight supports the development and deployment of innovative optical technologies for satellite communication as well as assisting industry to develop new market opportunities for optical communication technologies. The paper will give an overview of the
more » ... gramme status and an outlook on its evolution. The paper will inform about the status of a new proposed ESA project on optical communications called "High thRoughput Optical Network" (HydRON), which aims to demonstrate European and Canadian capabilities in all fields of optical communications and with the seamless integration into terrestrial network structures, via a dedicated mission.
doi:10.1117/12.2535935 fatcat:kv66folv3feodg2nudzpkam5au