IOP Project

Photonic chip for fast satellite communication

Projectnumber: IPD12009
Contact: Dr. ir. Chris Roeloffzen
Phone: +31 (0)53 489 28 04

To realise broadband connectivity on board commercial aircraft, trains or ships, a satellite antenna is required that can steer itself toward the signal source. The existing dish-based solutions are obviously unsuitable for use on moving vehicles, and the flat antenna systems currently on the market have several drawbacks as well. By developing a novel photonic chip, the IOP project ‘Promis2Day’ will produce a prototype of an ultra flat antenna module that will be smaller, more intelligent and less expensive to produce.

The description of this project is available as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file:

Adobe Acrobat PDF file  Photonic chip (180 KB)


Neways Micro Electronics
University of Twente