About Us

Miratlas' inception came from years of experience in the telecom and photonics industry
and knowledge of decades of development in the astronomical instrumentation

In 2018, Miratlas was born under the impetus of Jean-Edouard Communal and Frédéric Jabet, who wanted to respond to a still unsolved problem in space: the disturbance of light propagation by the atmosphere.

To this end, the small company has rapidly developed through the sale of its Integrated Sky Monitor (ISM) instruments as well as its data from various stations around the world (Australia, Greece, Germany, Spain, etc.) to renowned organizations (ONERA, CNES, ESA, NASA), until it has become a reference in the study of atmospheric turbulence.

In 2022, Miratlas is continuing its rise by raising two million euros in funding through partnerships with Karista, Région Sud Investissement and Geodesic, with the aim of accelerating its development to position itself in the long term as the leader in the collection, processing and forecasting of atmospheric turbulence.


Our vision

In the face of the rapid developments of climate and technological challenges, we are convinced that improving our understanding of the atmosphere is a key enabler for direct to earth free space optical telecommunications. Miratlas unveils the effects of atmospheric turbulence to ensure continuous optical communication between Earth and Space and improve prediction of air quality in urban areas.

Rooted on Earth, facing the sky, Miratlas’ ambition is to enable a better understanding of our atmosphere and free space optical telecommunications between Earth and Space through disruptive technologies. 

The founders

jean-edouard communal

Co-founder & CEO of Miratlas, the world’s first company offering the complete characterisation of the atmospheric optical transfer function. Jean-Edouard hold a Ph.D in laser physics and nonlinear optics from Trinity College Dublin and has over 20 years sales experience in the photonics industry.


frédéric jabet

Cofounder of Miratlas, previously CTO at Alcatel Lucent and founder of Airylab. IT and optical MSc, Frédéric Jabet has been working for the telecom industry as CTO for carrier solutions in EMEA for Alcatel Lucent, and then he founded Airylab that was developing instrumentation for science and especially turbulence monitors and solar telescopes. He cofounded Miratlas in 2018 a leading company in data collection and instrumentation FSOC atmospheric analysis.

the advisory board

Emmanuel Daugeras
Pierre-François Villegrain, Geodesic


A multi skilled team in Telecom, SatCom, optics and AI

they support us

We are collaborating with leading space agencies, research institutions and
manufacturers. ESA, CNES, DLR, ONERA, CAI Durham, Fraunhofer IOSB, Airbus, Cailabs