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EPIC Meeting on Optics for Aeronautics at Cailabs

November 20-21, 2018 - Rennes, France

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together new concepts in advanced optical technologies applied to aeronautics demanding needs. We aim to discuss new technical challenges for aeronautics, advanced optics and laser-based solutions. Expected audience for this event:  aircraft and systems manufacturers, optics manufacturers, photonic sensor manufacturers, specialty optical fiber manufacturers, sensing/datacom system integrators, reliability experts, laser manufacturing systems companies, laser applications specialists, institutes, etc.

 

Topics:

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Laser communication
  • Lidar and advanced imagery
  • HUDs
  • Laser and optics solutions tested/suitables for harsh environments (shock, vibration and extreme temperatures)

 

Agenda:

 

20 November 2018 Tuesday

12:00 – 13:00 Registration & Lunch @ Le Mabilay (seminar venue in the city center Rennes)
13:00 – 13:05 Welcome words – Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium
13:05 – 13:15 Welcome words – Jean-François Morizur, CEO, Cailabs (FRANCE)

13:15 Keynote session: Links between Photonics and Aerospace 

13:15 – 13:45 Keynote: Applications of multi-plane light conversion: beam shaping for aeronautics and space – Pu Jian, VP product management & partnerships, Cailabs (FRANCE)
13:45 – 14:15 TBA.
14:15 – 14:30 TBA.

14:45 – 15:30 Coffee break

15:30 Session 1: In-cabin aircraft communications and devices

15:30 – 15:45 Optical interconnects and PICs for aerospace – Mikko Karppinen, Senior Scientist, Project Manager – Photonics Integration, VTT (FINLAND)
15:45 – 16:00 InP photonics for aeronautics – Klemens Janiak,  Head of Modulators Group at Photonic Components Department, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (GERMANY)
16:00 – 16:15 Optical fiber and fiber components for aeronautics and space applications – Nicephore Nicolas, Sales & Marketing Manager, iXBlue Photonics (FRANCE)
16:15 – 16:45 KEYNOTE: Robotic fiber placement for aeronautics – Alexandre Hamlyn, Chief Innovation Officer, CORIOLIS GROUP (FRANCE)
16:45 – 17:00 Industrial platform for InP photonic transmitters – Helene Debrégeas, Director of Innovation, Almae-Technologies (FRANCE)
17:00 – 17:15 MicroOptics – a key-enabling technology for photonics in aeronautics – Olga Fryckova, Area Sales Manager, SUSS MicroOptics (SWITZERLAND)

17:15 – 17:30 Discussion + Summary by Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium

17:30 – 18:00 Bus transfer to the dinner venue – restaurant ESSENTIEL
18:00 – 21:30 Dinner @ Le Restaurant ESSENTIEL
21:30 Bus transfer to the recommended hotel – Mercure Rennes Centre Gare Hotel

21 November 2018 Wednesday

08:00 Departure by bus transfer from the Mercure Renner Centre Gare Hotel to Le Mobilay
08:30– 09:00 Morning coffee @ Le Mabilay
09:00 – 09:05 Recap and Welcome by Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium

09:05 Session 2: Advanced Manufacturing 

09:05 – 09:20 Potential of high power femtosecond lasers for aeronautics applications – Clemens Hoenninger, Vice President, Head of R&D, Amplitude Systemes (FRANCE)
09:20 – 09:35 Laser-based solutions for the advanced manufacturing in aeronautics – David Gomez, Director Laser for Manufacturing Lab, IK4-TEKNIKER (SPAIN)
09:35 – 09:50 TBA. – Guy Ear, President & CEO, Optosigma (FRANCE)
09:50 – 10:10 Adaptative optics and wavefront sensors for metrology in aerospace manufacturing  – Samuel Bucourt, CEO, Imagine Optic (FRANCE), TBC. 
10:10 – 10:25 Latest SWIR imaging advances for aeronautics applications – Simon Ferre, R&D Engineer, New Imaging Technologies (FRANCE)
10:25 – 10:55 KEYNOTE: Aerospace primary structure manufacturing and inspection – Xabier Monton, Technical Supervisor, MTorres (SPAIN)

10:55 – 11:40 Coffee break

11:40 Session 3: 3D Sensing and Monitoring

11:40 – 11:55 Photonics solutions enabling the aeronautics of the present and future – Pierre Chazan, Sales Manager, First Sensor (FRANCE)
11:55 – 12:10 Solid-Sate LIDAR camera for long range and high resolution 3D imaging in aeronautics – Jordi Riu Gras, CEO, Beamagine (SPAIN)
12:10 – 12:25 TBA. – Jean – Paul Gaston,  OEM Project Coordinator, HORIBA (FRANCE)
12:25 – 12:40 Fiber optic sensors for use in aerospace and space applications – Mark Jacobs, Business Development Director, Optics11 (THE NETHERLANDS)
12:40 – 12:55 Photonics automated assembly and testing: from FO pig-tailing to free-space micro-optics alignment – Ignazio Piacentini, Director of Business Development, ficonTEC (GERMANY)
12:55 – 13:10 Custom CMOS image sensors for aeronautics and space industry – Renato Turchetta, CEO, IMASENIC (SPAIN)

13:10 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:30 Bus transfer to Cailabs
14:30 – 15:30 Company visit @ Cailabs
15:30 End and Departures

 

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