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 – Photonics for Telecom Satellites
Constelex Technology Enablers, the recent acquisition by Gooch & Housego and now part of the Systems Technology Group, coordinates BEACON, an EU R&D project in the FP7 program. The project focuses on flexible photonic payload systems within next-generation high-capacity telecommunication satellites.