Satellite communication

Satellites transmit information to earth via laser signals. With over 30 researchers we work on this technology.

Laser satellite communication

There is a growing demand for more data, due to, among other things, the advent of self-driving cars, social media with more videos, and the ‘Internet of Things’. The existing connections cannot meet that demand. Laser satellite communication offers a solution.

Our latest developments

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SmallCAT laser communication system delivered for integration to Norwegian NORSAT-TD Spacecraft

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26 September 2022

The SmallCAT uses new optical communication technology that uses satellites to send information to Earth. This happens via invisible light signals and enables much faster data transfers than using the radio frequencies currently employed for communication everywhere.

Consortium led by TNO successfully transmits data via laser communication between optical terminals over 10 km ground-to-ground link

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13 September 2022

Successful field test of 10 km optical laser communication link Laser satellite communication uses satellites that send information to earth in the form of invisible light signals.

Laser satellite communication

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Laser satellite communication may be the solution to the growing demand for more data. Discover how this works and what we do.

Enabling quantum-secure communication with SATCOM technology

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TNO Quantum Technology and Space Instrumentation experts explore QKD, MDI-QKD and ground and satellite quantum technologies for encryption and security.

TNO & Aircision signed a contract to explore FSO-driven 5G

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28 September 2020
TNO signed a contract with Aircision to research a breakthrough technology in Free Space Optics laser-based 5G communications technology.