About the series
Free Space Optical (FSO) networks are becoming increasingly important in a wide variety of application areas such as satellite crosslinks and downlinks to earth and airborne platforms, communication among aircraft, metro short haul applications including back haul and front haul, and in data center networks. Despite earlier work, challenges remain in creating communication and network designs that deal with widely varying channel properties, and that leverage technology advances, including nano-silicon-photonics technologies and adaptive system techniques. This inter-disciplinary workshop aims to help identify and articulate challenges, key issues and opportunities in FSO communication system designs and network architectures for different application areas that include realistic channel models and incorporate advantages provided by evolving photonic and other relevant technologies.
A Call for Participation is at http://www.rle.mit.edu/networks/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Workshop-announcement1.pdf.
Venue: Hilton Arlington Ballston, 950 N. Stafford Street, Arlington, Va 22203
For more information about the workshop: http://www.rle.mit.edu/FSOnetworks/