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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Enabling quantum-secure communication with SATCOM technology

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

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

Air quality management using satellite data

25 September 2020
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Can satellite data help decreasing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions? This is the central question during this TNO webinar.