Attendees: [list]

Prof. Vincent Chan, MIT
Dr. Don Cornwell, NASA [recommendations]

DAY ONE – 13 JUL 2017 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

9:00 AM       INTRODUCTION [slides]

Next Generation Communications Capabilities: a Beacon of Light into NASA’s Future [abridged]
NASA’s Optical Communications Program for 2017 and Beyond [abridged]

9:15 AM       Keynote: Progress in Free Space Optical Networking – Linda Thomas, NRL [slides]
9:45 AM       Keynote: Overview on Lasercom – Scott Hamilton, MITLL [slides]
10:15 AM     BREAK
10:45 AM     Keynote: Backhaul Communications at Tens of Gbps – Hamid Hemmati, Facebook [slides]
11:15 AM     Keynote: Silicon Photonics for FSO – Chris Doerr, Acacia [slides]
11:45 AM     LUNCH
12:45 PM     Free Space Optical Communications with Nanosatellites – Kerri Cahoy [slides] [recommendations]
1:00 PM       Implementation Challenges in Low-SWaP Free-Space Optical Networks – Jim McNally [slides] [recommendations]
1:15 PM       Stable Lasercom Platforms – Dave Pechner [slides] [recommendations]
1:30 PM       Lasercom in Space and in the Air – Tom Wood [slides] [recommendations]
1:45 PM       DARPA FOENEX and Beyond – Larry Stotts [slides] [recommendations]
2:00 PM       High-rate Free Space Optical Communications for Terrestrial Platforms – Juan Juarez [slides] [recommendations]
2:15 PM       Status of Free Space Optical Communications Technology at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory – Sabino Piazzolla [slides] [recommendations]
2:30 PM       FSO Network Challenges – Ned Plasson [slides] [recommendations]
2:45 PM       Measurements and Modeling to Overcome Shortcomings in the Atmospheric Channel Model – Rainer Martini [slides] [recommendations]
3:00 PM       Understanding and Approaching Fundamental Limits to Free Space Optical Communication Through the Turbulent Atmosphere – Joe Kahn [slides] [recommendations]
3:15 PM       BREAK
3:45 PM       MEMs for FSO – Pierre-Alexandre Blanche [slides] [recommendations]
4:00 PM       The Challenge of Multiple Access for Free Space Optics – Matthew Sherman [slides]
4:15 PM       Designing Reliable FSO Networks – Suresh Subramaniam [slides] [recommendations]
4:30 PM       Challenges and Opportunities for Free Space Elastic Optical Networking – S.J. Ben Yoo [slides] [recommendations]
4:45 PM       Towards Interference-free Wireless Networks: The Role of Optical Wireless Networks – Harsha Chenji [slides] [recommendations]
5:00 PM       Optical Free Space in Time Sensitive Networks – Andrea Fumagalli [slides] [recommendations]
5:15 PM       Digital Optical Processing and Latency Challenges for Free Space Optical Networks – Joe Touch [slides] [recommendations]

DAY TWO – 14 JUL 2017 – 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

7:30 AM       BREAKFAST
8:30 AM       Undersea Narrow-Beam Optical Communication – Nicholas Hardy [slides] [recommendations]
8:45 AM       Integrated FSO and Sensor System Networks – Tim Kane [slides] [recommendations]
9:00 AM       Multi-element Free-Space Optical Modules for Mobile Opportunistic Networking – Murat Yuksel [slides] [recommendations]
9:15 AM       FSO-based Reconfigurable Networks in Data Centers and Picocell Backhaul – Himanshu Gupta [slides] [recommendations]
9:30 AM       Visible Light Communications for Gb/s Indoor Connectivity – Maite Brandt-Pearce [slides] [recommendations]
9:45 AM       VLC-backscatter Design for Self-charging Indoor IoT Devices – Abdallah Khreishah [slides] [recommendation]
10:00 AM     BREAK
10:30 AM     Breakout Sessions
12:30 PM     LUNCH
1:30 PM       Outbriefs [Long-Range FSO] [Short-Range FSO]
2:30 PM       Discussion: Next Steps [Short-Range FSO] [Long-Range FSO]