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Disruptive Communication System based on LiFi technology for Spacecrafts and Aerospace Infrastructure

Objective

Over the next decade, the space industry expects to launch 50,000 satellites in orbit. However, the long-term success of this plan requires substantial cost reductions, explicitly to weight and material costs of satellites. Wired (coppered) signal harnesses are used for data transmission on communication buses within the satellite and account for up to 10% of the total dry mass of a satellite. The high weight, density and complexity of the satellite harnesses represent a substantial pain for manufacturers and an opportunity for innovation and market disruption. Based on feasibility studies with project partners in the space industry, Oledcomm has developed SATELLIFE, the first LiFi (light fidelity)-based wireless connection technology which utilizes light to transmit data. Replacing cables in a spacecraft with SATELLIFE allows a simplification of validation & manufacturing,huge weight reduction and cost reduction.

Coordinator

OLEDCOMM SAS
Net EU contribution
€ 2 500 000,00
Address
10-12 Avenue De L'europe
78140 Velizy-villacoublay
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Yvelines
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 444 916,25