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Single-event effects on associated electronics for fiber optic systems
Author(s): Kenneth A. LaBel; Paul W. Marshall; Cheryl J. Dale; E. G. Stassinopoulos; Alan R. Johnston; Christina M. Crabtree; Hak Kim
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Paper Abstract

As spacecraft begin to unlock the potential of fiber optic systems for spaceflight applications, system level bit error rates (BER) become of great concern to the system designer. Fiber optic data busses running up to 1 Gbps data rates require an uncorrected BER to meet system specifications. With emerging high speed and low power devices such as 3 V CMOS and GaAs ICs being utilized in the system design to interface the electronic subsystems to the fiber optics, the BER contribution of these emerging technology devices in the space Single Event Effect (SEE) arena may outweigh that of the fiber optic components. We present data on several emerging technology devices and the implication of their usage in fiber optic systems in the space SEE environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2215, Photonics for Space Environments II, (8 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177625
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Kenneth A. LaBel, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Paul W. Marshall, Naval Research Labs. and Sachs Freeman Associates (United States)
Cheryl J. Dale, Naval Research Labs. (United States)
E. G. Stassinopoulos, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Alan R. Johnston, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Christina M. Crabtree, Hughes and ST Systems Corp. (United States)
Hak Kim, Jackson & Tull (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2215:
Photonics for Space Environments II
Edward W. Taylor, Editor(s)

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