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Survivable fiber-based data links for satellite radiation environments
Author(s): Paul W. Marshall; Cheryl J. Dale; E. Joseph Friebele; Kenneth A. LaBel
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Paper Abstract

We review radiation effects in components and subsystems for fiber based satellite data bus architectures. These busses are designed for telemetry and command as well as payload applications spanning data rates from Mbps to Gbps. Issues include total ionizing dose to fibers resulting in increased attenuation, total dose and displacement damage in optoelectronic sources and detectors, and single particle transient effects in optoelectronic components. In each case we review component selection criteria and develop quantitative treatments based on experimental data to demonstrate how survivable data busses can be implemented even in severe orbits. We conclude that the many advantages of fiber based data links and busses will soon be made available for emerging satellite requirements to transmit data reliably at rates from a few Kbps into the Gbps regime.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1993
PDF: 43 pages
Proc. SPIE 10272, Fiber Optics Reliability and Testing: A Critical Review, 102720F (8 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.181370
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Paul W. Marshall, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
SFA, Inc. (United States)
Cheryl J. Dale, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
E. Joseph Friebele, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Kenneth A. LaBel, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10272:
Fiber Optics Reliability and Testing: A Critical Review
Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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