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Design and optimization of a fiber optic data link for new generation on-board SAR processing architectures
Author(s): Caterina Ciminelli; Francesco Dell'Olio; Mario N. Armenise; Francesco Iacomacci; Franca Pasquali; Roberto Formaro

Paper Abstract

A fiber optic digital link for on-board data handling is modeled, designed and optimized in this paper. Design requirements and constraints relevant to the link, which is in the frame of novel on-board processing architectures, are discussed. Two possible link configurations are investigated, showing their advantages and disadvantages. An accurate mathematical model of each link component and the entire system is reported and results of link simulation based on those models are presented. Finally, some details on the optimized design are provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10564, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2012, 105641E (20 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2309038
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Caterina Ciminelli, Politecnico di Bari (Italy)
Francesco Dell'Olio, Politecnico di Bari (Italy)
Mario N. Armenise, Politecnico di Bari (Italy)
Francesco Iacomacci, Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.A. (Italy)
Franca Pasquali, Italian Space Agency (Italy)
Roberto Formaro, Italian Space Agency (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10564:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2012
Bruno Cugny; Errico Armandillo; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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