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IRT Saint Exupéry at the Toulouse Space Show: free space laser communications, 5G and dependable AI

Jacques Decroix and Olivier Liandrat (IRT Saint Exupéry / Reuniwatt) are showing the cloud prediction InSight Equipment.

Ariel Sirat, David Vigouroux and Jacques Decroix with visitors on the IRT Saint Exupéry booth

Attended by more than 3000 worldwide participants including leading stakeholders & decision-makers: entrepreneurs, Space Agency directors, executives of key organizations and political leaders, the Toulouse Space Show is a major global forum dedicated to new Space solutions, highlighting future trends & the new Space economy.

B2B meeting on the IRT Saint Exupéry booth

IRT Saint Exupéry has presented its most advanced results and platforms in the field of satellite communications and remote sensing. Free space laser communications open the way to unbeatable data rate. However, clouds and atmospheric turbulence can induce optical link outages. IRT Saint Exupery, with its partners Thales Alenia Space , Airbus Defence and Space, the SME Reuniwatt ,  ISAE-SUPAERO and ONERA, is working on technological solutions to overcome this limitations. In particular, the Sky Insight platform in collaboration with Reuniwatt to predict the cloud cover and the ELLA test bench in ISAE-SUPAERO lab environment to reproduce the propagation effect of the atmospheric turbulences and test optical compensation systems.

Participants to the AI competition on the IRT Saint Exupéry booth

During the NetSat Day side event (June 28), Olivier Gremillet (Viveris Technologies) and Jacques Decroix exposed their view about the integration of satellite into the 5G with the aim to set up a SDN (Software Defined Networking) / NFV (Network Function Virtualization) Platform for assessing future virtualized Satcom network functions.

The winner of the IA competition from the CSU Montpellier-Nîmes with Grégory Flandin and Tanguy Heller

The Artificial Intelligence for Earth Observation mission planning and massive image processing, as well as Dependable and Explainable Learning for critical Space applications were also on stage. Live demonstrations illustrated some innovations achieved in these domains. The competition with an AI has met a great success.