Radiation Tolerant Optical Transceivers for SpaceFibre Data Links

Mikko Karppinen, Antti Tanskanen, Jyrki Ollila, Demetrio Lopez Molina, Juan Barbero, Cesar Boatella Polo, Richard Jansen, Iain McKenzie

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    Fiber-optic data links enable high-speed
    communications onboard satellites and spacecrafts. VTT has
    developed ruggedized optical transceivers for multi-gigabit
    interconnections in harsh environments, including also multi-lane
    links. The transceiver developed for the SpaceFibre optical
    physical layer supports full-duplex communication up to
    6.25 Gb/s so far and is upgraded to 10 Gb/s. The hermetic
    packaging approach results in a compact and robust transceiver.
    It has passed stringent mechanical and thermal tests, as well as
    gamma radiation tests. Recently also heavy-ion and proton
    single-event-effect radiation tests were performed demonstrating
    that the transceiver is latch-up free and not sensitive to single
    event functional interrupts or destructive effects. Moreover, the
    effect of single bit-errors or error strings induced by energetic
    particles is estimated negligible in the in-orbit applications and
    with the normal encoding and error-correction schemes
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSpaceWire 2018
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 8 th International SpaceWire Conference California, 2018
    EditorsSteve Parkes, Carole Carrie
    ISBN (Electronic)978-0-9954530-1-2
    Publication statusPublished - May 2018
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event8th International SpaceWire Conference - Los Angeles, United States
    Duration: 14 May 201818 May 2018
    Conference number: 8


    Conference8th International SpaceWire Conference
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityLos Angeles


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