WG3 @ QTSpace meets at Arcachon to discuss the targets for the next proof of principle experiments for quantum technologies in space based on the outcome of the very successful MALTA meeting. The QTSpace event will be in parallel to ICOLS 2017. QTSpace members are invited to participate.
The task of the Arcachon meeting is to discuss proof of principle experiments needed for QTSpace missions – based on the state of the art of QTSpace as a result of the MALTA meeting – and plan a strategy for the future of proof of principle experiments. The aim is to discuss this for each of the technology platforms: cold atoms [clocks and atom interferometers], photons/communication, and large mass matter wave interferometry/optomechanics, which are combined in the COST action, but also to identify possible overlap/synergy between the platforms. Some questions to be addressed are: Which proof-of-principle experiments are needed to be done to reach TRLs? Which platforms are more mature and which less? Can technology development or even space missions be combined between platforms? Who has the expertise and can it be shared? What is a reasonable long-term planning? To meet at Arcachon in parallel to ICOLS has the benefit to gain from the expertise of ICOLS participants.