電子情報通信学会総合大会講演要旨
B-3-29
Basic experiments for satellite QKD with Small Optical TrAnsponder (SOTA)
◎Alberto Carrasco-Casado・Hideki Takenaka・Tetsuharu Fuse・Hiroo Kunimori・Morio Toyoshima(NICT)
NICT launched on 2014 the microsatellite SOCRATES with the objective of demonstrate the operation of SOTA lasercom terminal. SOTA is a light and small transponder designed to carry out a number of different lasercom experiments. All the goals of the mission have already been accomplished, e.g. up-to-10 Mbit/s downlinks, transmission of onboard-camera images, experiments on error correcting codes, etc. The extra-success phase of the mission comprise basic experiments to validate the feasibility of quantum communication from space. In this manuscript, the plans for carrying out these experiments are described.