Space Optics: Next Steps of Optical Communications Enhancing Our Interconnected World (SCAN)
Thursday 28 September 2017, 16:45 – 17:45
Location: Adelaide Convention Center – Hall D
As the space communication technologies advance, optical communications is considered to be at the forefront of paving the way of a space data highway. With space qualified lasers becoming available on the market, quantum cryptography is likely to be another major game changer, as it can provide unbreakable security for data transmission using the laws of quantum physics e.g. by entangled photon sources. Industry 4.0, autonomous driving, connectivity in flight and numerous other – not yet invented ‐ applications and services will need fast, reliable and secure global communication and data access means – optical fibers in space will help to unlock mankind’s imagination by boosting communications for an interconnected world.
The global interest in optical high‐speed space communications has reached such a level that it is important to inform the IAF GNF community about this innovative technology and its potential applications and future evolutions.
Systems Analyst, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Director Laser Products, TESAT Spacecom GmbH
Research Leader, Australia Assured Communications National Security Group
Chief Technologiest of the Interplanetary Network Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Gerd Rudolf KRAFT
Head of the Department of Commercialisation, German Aerospace Centre (DLR)