CCSDS is interested in forming a BoF to lead to a WG for optical communications. The WG is expected to evolve activities already indicated within the Optical Channel Coding and Modulation SIG (SLS-OCM) [see http://cwe.ccsds.org/sls/default.aspx#_SLS-OCM ] to the upper level of full standardization work.
This will also follow the recommendation given by latest Interoperability Plenary (IOP3, see https://interoperabilityplenary.org/PublicDocs/FINAL%20COMMUNIQUE%20IOP3.pdf ) in regard to the work of the Optical Links Study Group (OLSG) that encourages the member agencies to prepare for optical communications as the next evolution of space communications.
BoF Meeting will be held within the CCSDS Fall 2013 meeting series that will be held in San Antonio, Texas -USA at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) between October 28 - October 31, 2013. Precise dates to be announced soon.
To ‘kick-start’ the BoF, some basic material on what might be done such a WG will be eventually placed on the CCSDS Wiki before the CCSDS Fall 2013 meetings (see http://public.ccsds.org/meetings/2013Fall/default.aspx ).
Contact: Gian Paolo Calzolari