Radiation Tolerant 6.25 Gbps 850nm Optical Transceiver

A. Tanskanen, M. Karppinen, C. Boatella Polo, R. J.E. Jansen, I. McKenzie

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Abstract

The key element of the next generation high-speed intra-satellite serial data communication link are the optical transceivers. Not only should these meet the high-reliability requirement for space with regard to thermal vacuum, mechanical vibration and shock, but also survive reliably in a radiation environment. At VTT the SolidOpto SPFI-(003)-6G 6.25 Gbps optical transceiver has been specifically engineered for this space environment. This device has successfully passed mechanical vibration and shock, thermal vacuum and total dose radiation up to 100krad. The first SEE radiation tests on this device have been performed and are the topic of this paper. The radiation tests demonstrate that this device is free of destructive radiation events. With a dedicated state-of-the-art high-speed radiation test set-up the BER as well as the SET rate as function of LET and flux could be determined for the optical transceiver operating at 5Gbps. Threshold and cross-section both for receiver and transmitter could be determined as well as the SET pulse-width distribution. The analysis of these results allows the predicted performance of this optical transceiver in space as a function of the implemented transmitted data encoding. Furthermore the result of this work demonstrates the viability of the operational use in space of the VTT SolidOpto SPFI(003)-6G 6.25 Gbps optical transceiver as one of the first of the devices of its kind.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 17th European Conference on Radiation and Its Effects on Components and Systems, RADECS 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-1261-3, 978-1-5386-1262-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-1262-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event17th European Conference on Radiation and Its Effects on Components and Systems, RADECS 2017 - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 2 Oct 20176 Oct 2017
Conference number: 17

Publication series

Name2017 17th European Conference on Radiation and Its Effects on Components and Systems, RADECS 2017
ISSN (Print)0379-6566
ISSN (Electronic)1609-0438

Conference

Conference17th European Conference on Radiation and Its Effects on Components and Systems, RADECS 2017
Abbreviated titleRADECS 2017
CountrySwitzerland
CityGeneva
Period2/10/176/10/17

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Optical transceivers
transmitter receivers
Radiation
radiation
Vacuum
high speed
programming environments
Thermal shock
vibration
vacuum
thermal shock
aerospace environments
Dosimetry
Telecommunication links
Transmitters
viability
transmitters
Satellites
Fluxes
coding

Keywords

  • Optical transceiver
  • radiation SEE
  • VCSEL

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Tanskanen, A., Karppinen, M., Boatella Polo, C., Jansen, R. J. E., & McKenzie, I. (2017). Radiation Tolerant 6.25 Gbps 850nm Optical Transceiver. In 2017 17th European Conference on Radiation and Its Effects on Components and Systems, RADECS 2017 [8696218] Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/RADECS.2017.8696218
Tanskanen, A. ; Karppinen, M. ; Boatella Polo, C. ; Jansen, R. J.E. ; McKenzie, I. / Radiation Tolerant 6.25 Gbps 850nm Optical Transceiver. 2017 17th European Conference on Radiation and Its Effects on Components and Systems, RADECS 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2017.
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2017 17th European Conference on Radiation and Its Effects on Components and Systems, RADECS 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2017. 8696218.

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Tanskanen A, Karppinen M, Boatella Polo C, Jansen RJE, McKenzie I. Radiation Tolerant 6.25 Gbps 850nm Optical Transceiver. In 2017 17th European Conference on Radiation and Its Effects on Components and Systems, RADECS 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. 2017. 8696218 https://doi.org/10.1109/RADECS.2017.8696218