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Application of photonics in next generation telecommunication satellites payloads
Author(s): J. Anzalchi; P. Inigo; B. Roy

Paper Abstract

Next generation broadband telecommunication satellites are required to provide very high data throughput using complex multibeam architectures. These high throughput ‘Terabit/s’ Satellites will incorporate payloads with very large quantity of conventional RF equipment, co-axial cables, waveguides, harnesses and ancillary equipment, making the Assembly, Integration and Test (AIT) very complex. Use of ‘RF over Fiber’ and associated photonics equipment can make the process of AIT much simpler with the added benefit of significant reduction in number of payload equipment and inherent payload mass.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 November 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10563, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014, 105633O (17 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2304200
Show Author Affiliations
J. Anzalchi, Airbus Defence and Space (United Kingdom)
P. Inigo, Airbus Defense and Space (France)
B. Roy, Airbus Defence and Space (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10563:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014
Zoran Sodnik; Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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