Elisabetta Rugi Grond (TAS-CH) presented the talk titled: “Optical Communications in Space: Challenges and Opportunities” at the Plenary session of 2022 European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) in Basel Switzerland.
The first activities in the field of optical communications for space applications are more than 25 years old. Nevertheless the use of this technology is still limited. Why? What has been done and what are todays fields of application and trends for the use of optical communication in space? What are the challenges and the opportunities? Many aspects such as standardization, interoperability, complexity, costs and business cases are driving the developments and the implementation of this technology in present and future space programs. A long term vision for a new era of space missions!
Elisabetta ended her talk presenting the first results of the VERTIGO 1 Tb/s FSO link filed trial in the Swiss Alps.