The project PASSION - Photonic technologies for progrAmmable transmission and switching modular systems based on Scalable Spectrum/space aggregation for future agIle high capacity metro Networks will develop new photonic technologies for supporting agile metro networks, enabling capacities of terabyte/s per channel, 100 terabyte/s per link and petabyte/s per node over increased transport distances
. A new metro network infrastructure is envisioned, fitting the network operator roadmap and targeting at least a tenfold reduction in components energy consumption and footprint. These breakthroughs are achieved by developing all the essential photonic building blocks. The resulting solution will offer scalability, programmability and re-configurability using agile aggregation in spectrum, polarization and space dimensions. PASSION will contribute to reinforce European industrial technological leadership in high-capacity photonic devices and sub-systems, addressing the growing market of metro network scenarios, improving business opportunities in Europe. PASSION is coordinated by Politecnico di Milano, together with Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, and involves thirteen partners: Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya, Eindhoven University of Technology, Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy, VERTILAS GmbH, VLC Photonics S.L., OPSYS Tech Ltd, EFFECT Photonics, SM Optics S.r.l., Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo S.A., European Photonics Industry Consortium, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, ChemOptics Inc
. PASSION is a project funded by European Union under the Horizon 2020
. The project started on December 2017 and will end on November 2020.
Further information on www.passion-project.eu