12 September 2019 / 15:00 - 17:00
EPIC Meeting on New Space
Noordwijk, The Netherlands

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The EPIC Meeting on New Space brought together 92 participants from 74 companies and organizations to cover some of the key priorities for the “New Space” road map. The purpose of the so-called “New Space” trend, is to bring to the Space market mature or established technologies that either compete with or complement existing commercial space services.

The ESA priorities covered at the EPIC meeting were:

new solutions for miniaturized and low cost LIDAR, RADAR;
new concepts for optical network architectures in space; solutions for ultra-low power highly efficient and miniaturized datacom transceivers (using Photonic Integrated Circuits, plasmonics);
the use of novel cameras and sensors for remote gas analysis as well as environmental monitoring; and last but not least,
new concepts for atomic clocks for both timing and navigation, as well as new quantum technologies and applications.

Opening & Welcome address

Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium – PDFvideo

Torben Henriksen, ESA – European Space Agency (THE NETHERLANDS) – PDFvideo

Session 1: SETTING UP THE SCENE

KEYNOTE: How to mitigate atmospheric turbulence without adaptive optics
Jean-François Morizur, CEO, Cailabs (FRANCE) – PDFvideo

Space activities, from photonic components to whole equipments qualification
Jerome Hauden, R&D Team Manager, iXblue (FRANCE) – PDFvideo

Photonics, COTS and new space: future challenges for radiation qualification
Jochen Kuhnhenn, Head of Nuclear Effects Unit, Fraunhofer INT (GERMANY) – PDF

Reliability considerations on photonics parts for new space applications
Juan Barbero, Technical Manager, ALTER Technology (SPAIN) – PDFvideo

Transforming space optics by integrating innovative monolithic optical systems
Itai Vishnia, CEO, PLX (USA) – PDF – video

Access to intelligent space technologies
Luis Jose Salazar-Serrano, Optics Payload & Operation Specialist, Aistech Space, (Spain) – PDFvideo

Session 2: LIDAR, LADAR AND RADAR FOR SPACE

KEYNOTE: Aeolus – 1st wind lidar in space
Thomas Kanitz, Payload Performance Engineer, European Space Agency (THE NETHERLANDS) – PDF

KEYNOTE: Solid-state imaging LIDAR for close proximity navigation in the new generation of medium size satellites
Jordi Riu Gras, CEO, Beamagine (SPAIN) – PDFvideo

LIDAR technology: from automotive to new space
Pierre Chazan, Regional Sales Manager, First Sensor (FRANCE) – PDF

From LIDAR to optical atomic clocks: building blocks for optical frequency references in space
Hanjo Schaefer, Project Manager, Spacetech (GERMANY) – PDF

Session 3: FREE SPACE OPTICAL NETWORKS: ULTRA-LOW POWER HIGH EFFICIENT TRANSCEIVERS AND FREE SPACE COMMS
KEYNOTE: Optical communications: ESAs plans for SPACE19+

Harald Hauschildt, ARTES ScyLight Programme Manager, European Space Agency (THE NETHERLANDS) – PDFvideo

Sensitive optical receiver for space communication
Peter Andrekson, Professor, Chalmers University (SWEDEN) – PDFvideo

Space grade optoelectronic components for free-space and fibre-optic RF and digital datalinks
Ronald Logan, VP & CTO, Glenair (USA) – PDFvideo

KEYNOTE: Next steps in optical communication in space
Ludovic Blarre, Future Telecom Systems – Optical Communications Manager, Airbus (FRANCE) – PDFvideo

Photonic integrated circuits for optical communication in space
Michael Geiselmann, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Ligentec (SWITZERLAND) – PDFvideo

Recap and introduction to the 2nd day
Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium

Session 4: LOW LIGHT CAMERAS AND SENSORS FOR GAS ANALYSIS AND ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING

Multispectral arrays (UV – LWIR) for compact optical space instruments
David Harrison, Business Development Manager, Materion Precision Optics (USA) – PDFvideo

QWIP and T2SL infrared detectors keep all their promises
Eric Costard, CTO, IRnova (SWEDEN) – PDF

SWIR imaging latest developments, a focus on space applications
Simon Ferré, SWIR Sensor Engineer, New Imaging Technologies (FRANCE) – PDFvideo

Compact solid state sensors for UV space astronomy
David J.Rogers, Director, Nanovation (FRANCE)

Distance measurements beyond the coherence length of lasers
Yves Salvadé, Professor, Haute Ecole ARC Ingénierie (SWITZERLAND)

Security of space assets by monitoring of space debris with lasers
Gerd Wagner, Physicist, German Aerospace Center (DLR) (GERMANY)

Hyperspectral imaging for Earth Observation: from microsatellites to constellation of nanosatellites
Eneka Idiart-Barsoum, CEO, ENEKA Consulting (FRANCE) – PDFvideo

Session 5: QUANTUM TECHNOLOGIES, ATOMIC CLOCKS AND ATOM INTERFEROMETRY

KEYNOTE: Future payloads for space- exploiting new possibilities with integrated photonics
Eamon Murphy, Engineering Directorate, European Space Agency (THE NETHERLANDS) – PDF

The challenges in developing lasers for quantum applications
Mark Mackenzie, Sr. R&D Engineer, UniKLasers (UNITED KINGDOM) – PDFvideo

Lasers for quantum optics: from laboratory into real life – and into space?
Thomas Renner, CSO/Member of Board, TOPTICA Photonics (GERMANY) – PDFvideo

Packaging for space & quantum technologies
Mark Day, Business Development Manager – Quantum Technologies, Optocap (UNITED KINGDOM) – PDFvideo

Quantum information processing with PICs
Jelmer Renema, CTO, QuiX (THE NETHERLANDS) – PDFvideo

Session 6: INTEGRATED PHOTONICS INNOVATIONS MAKING THEIR WAY TO SPACE

PhotonDelta the integrated photonics ecosystem & integrated modules in space
Ewit Roos, CEO, PhotonDelta (THE NETHERLANDS) – PDF

Novel sources and systems for space
John-Mark Hopkins, Deputy Head of Centre, Fraunhofer UK (UNITED KINGDOM) – PDFvideo

Inpulse pilot line for indium phosphide photonic integration – opportunities for aerospace
Martijn Heck, Associate Professor, Aarhus University (DENMARK) – PDFvideo

Integrated planar waveguides for high speed data communication and sensing in space applications
Felix Betschon, CEO, vario-optics (SWITZERLAND) – PDFvideo

Maturity of automated assembly and testing of PICs enables solutions for LiDAR, transceivers and RF photonics in aerospace
Ignazio Piacentini, Director Business Development, ficonTEC Service (GERMANY) – PDFvideo

Electronics and optoelectronic devices through advanced materials
Marco Moraja, Business Manager, SAES Getters (ITALY) – PDFvideo

InP components for communication and sensing in space
Pascal Rustige, Research Associate, Fraunhofer HHI (GERMANY) – PDF

All-in-glass packaging for VCELS and other optical systems in harsh environments
Ville Hevonkorpi, Managing Director, SCHOTT Primoceler (FINLAND) – PDFvideo

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Testimonials

It was my first meeting with EPIC and I now understand the value for my and other organizations in being an EPIC member. I was very pleased with the accommodation, attendees, talks, and discussions and found it very informative and fruitful and I will definitely further exchange with some companies on this topic. I am looking forward to upcoming events in the future.

Andreas Zuck
Market Development Manager at Coherent

“It’s great to see how innovative and effective EPIC has been in rising to the challenge of COVID-19. I’m proud to be a member of EPIC!”

Roy McBride
Managing Director at Power Photonic
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