Satellite payloads with optical interconnects: Solving the bandwidth bottleneck in space

M. Vervaeke, C. Debaes, J. Van Erps, Mikko Karppinen, Antti Tanskanen, Timo Aalto, Mikko Harjanne, H. Thienpont

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We present the results of a study to assess the viability of optical datacommunication solutions to alleviate the demands regarding power consumption and aggregate bandwidth imposed on future satellite communication payloads. Optimization of the satellite real-estate usage push payload designers towards very large capacity, high computational and flexible, transparent digital solutions, handling a total internal digital througput in excess of 1 Tb/s to cope with the increasing bandwidth demand of future broadband communication services.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 ICO International Conference on Information Photonics (IP). Ottawa, ON, Canada, 18-20 May 2011
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-61284-318-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-61284-315-5
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings

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