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.
|Title of host publication||2011 ICO International Conference on Information Photonics (IP). Ottawa, ON, Canada, 18-20 May 2011|
|Place of Publication||Piscataway, NJ, USA|
|Publisher||IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|MoE publication type||B3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings|
Vervaeke, M., Debaes, C., Van Erps, J., Karppinen, M., Tanskanen, A., Aalto, T., Harjanne, M., & Thienpont, H. (2011). Satellite payloads with optical interconnects: Solving the bandwidth bottleneck in space. In 2011 ICO International Conference on Information Photonics (IP). Ottawa, ON, Canada, 18-20 May 2011 IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICO-IP.2011.5953783