Fiber-optic transceivers for high-speed intra-satellite links

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Current trends in satellites payload show a rapid increase in data traffic and digital processing. For instance, the throughput of next generation digital telecom satellites will exceed terabits per second of data, which have to be processed on board. On the other hand, the novel payload instruments, such as, high-resolution cameras and synthetic aperture radars call for high-speed communications between the instruments and storage. The design of such payloads is a significant challenge; given the performance provided by current electrical interconnect technology. However, the optical technology can potentially overcome these interconnection bottlenecks. Optical links have several advantages including the high data rates, almost distance-independent performance, high connector density and lightweight cabling. The cabling is also immune to electromagnetic interference
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventIEEE Avionics, Fiber- Optics and Photonics Technology Conference, AVFOP 2012 - Cocoa Beach, FL, United States
Duration: 11 Sep 201213 Sep 2012


ConferenceIEEE Avionics, Fiber- Optics and Photonics Technology Conference, AVFOP 2012
Abbreviated titleAVFOP 2012
CountryUnited States
CityCocoa Beach, FL

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