BEACON is a 3-year collaborative R&D project focusing on the design and development of photonic component technology with application to satellite communications.
The project develops key integrated photonic and fiber-optic sub-systems that find application in new-generation high-capacity flexible telecom satellite payloads.
BEACON brings together leading European companies and research centres to develop:
- High-speed electro-optic modulator arrays for RF processing
- Radiation-hardened optical amplifier arrays
- Miniaturized, multi-beam silicon photonic integrated beam-formers
BEACON at ICSO 2016
FP7 BEACON project will be highly present in International Conference on Space Optics 2016 with three presentations on the topics of multicore fibers, new optical devices and optical beamforming for space communications.