About SIPhoDiAS

SIPhoDiAS is focusing on the development of space-grade opto-electronic (O/E) modules and sub-systems for next generation, very high throughput telecom satellites (VHTS). The O/E interfaces developed by the project are digital transceivers, analogue photodetectors and modulators which are deployed in the highest volumes and are used to interconnect equipment at the edge and within the satellite payload. SIPhoDiAS targets the development of this space photonic component generation by leveraging reliable manufacturing, assembly and packaging technologies that exist within Europe. The project drives its component design around the upgrade of opto-electronic performance and the shrinking of size and power consumption. The component functional performance will be demonstrated through their integration into digital processor and analogue photonic-RF conversion sub-systems. Reliability will be demonstrated through a rigorous validation test campaign.

  • Funding: EC H2020-SPACE
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Kick-off: 01 / 01 / 2020
  • Budget: 2.999.042,50 euro


SIPhoDiAS will develop space grade O/E interfaces for digital / analogue photonic payloads: digital transceiver, analogue photodetector & EO modulator integrated circuits & modules

SPACE Photonic sub-systems

SIPhoDiAS will integrate its space photonic modules into digital processor & analogue photonic-RF converter sub-systems


SIPhoDiAS will test the modules and sub-systems to a TRL 7 demonstration

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 870522