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[Webinar] Wireless Laser Communication: Don't let clouds get in the way of success!
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.

After this webinar you’ll have a better understanding of:
- State-of-the-Art FSOC systems and their applications
- The latest advancements in free-space optical communications research
- Precision cloud forecasting: How it’s done
- Why the combination of FSOC and weather forecasts can revolutionize global communications.

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Jun 24, 2021 03:00 PM in Paris

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Lola Courtillat
Optics and Photonics Hub Coordinator @Systematic Paris-Region
Graduated from the Institut d'Optique Graduate School (Paris, France) with a double cursus at KTH (Stockholm, Sweden), Lola Courtillat is an Optics & Photonics expert. With a previous experience as Project Manager in Opticsvalley, she joined Systematic Paris-Region to be the Optics & Photonics Hub Coordinator in September 2019. Supporting members in their development, Lola has a great experience in both European (LaserGo Global, FoodPackLab, SME Instrument) and national (IOT4U, PSPC, ANR...) projects and competences in detecting business opportunities for the SME's.
Kevin Shortt
Research Project Leader @Airbus
Kevin has worked in the space industry since 1996 and has contributed to some of Canada's largest space missions. He obtained his B.Sc. in Physics from York University in Toronto in 2002 and his M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada. In 2012, he joined the Optical Communications Group at the German Aerospace Center just outside of Munich. In April 2015, he moved to industry to continue his work in optical communications in Business Development and Systems Engineering at Mynaric Lasercom GmbH (formerly ViaLight Communications GmbH). Kevin is currently a Research Project Leader in Airbus’s Central Research and Technology Division and leads advancements in free-space optical communications research.
Olivier Liandrat
Sky Imaging Team Leader @Reuniwatt
Olivier Liandrat is an engineer in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics (Grenoble INP-Ensimag) specialised in image processing. He joined Reuniwatt in 2012 for his end-of-study internship in order to conduct the company's first tests on short-term irradiance prediction from wide-angle images of the sky. As the company’s first employee, he actively participates in Reuniwatt's growth, and contributed to the first patent filing of Reuniwatt’s Sky InSight wide-angle thermal camera. At the end of 2015, he joined the IRT Saint-Exupéry to carry Reuniwatt's expertise within the ALBS research project. Alongside Airbus DS, Thales Alenia Space and CNES, the project developed the essential building blocks to adapt the Sky InSight to the challenges of laser optical communication. Building on this experience, he is now overseeing the company’s further developments for cloud-sensitive markets, including air traffic management.