Connecting the world and beyond on a beam of light – wireless laser communication is a cost-efficient way to transmit information through the atmosphere: Easy to install and relocate, it can provide a secure transmission of information. The systems also allow for space-to-ground connections, such as Airbus’ SpaceDataHighway™ (SDH), a partnership between Airbus and ESA (European Space Agency) using laser technology and satellites in geostationary Earth orbit to deliver unique and secure data transfer services in real time.
However, weather remains the achilles heel for free-space optical communication (FSOC). Atmospheric factors along the path of the light are changing with the weather over time. Clouds and fog in particular can result in scattering or absorption, significantly reducing signal intensity. How can the reliability of these systems be increased by taking weather into account?
Join us for this in-depth discussion about how the combination of FSOC and weather forecasting technology is poised to change the communications market as we know it! Airbus, a leader in wireless laser communication technology, and world-class cloud forecaster Reuniwatt will share their knowledge, moderated by the innovation cluster Systematic Paris-Region.