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A flight demonstration photonic payload for up to Q/V-band implemented in a satellite Ka-band hosted payload aimed at broadband high throughput satellites
Author(s): Miguel A. Piqueras; Javier Martí; Silvia Delgado; Rob Singh; Dan Beeder; Robert Parish; Ghislain Turgeon; Antoni Castells; Laurent Roux

Paper Abstract

This paper provides a summary on the design, parameter allocations and testing of a Ka-band Flight Demonstration Photonic Payload aimed for payload solutions from Ku up to Q/V Band High Throughput Satellites (HTS) Systems. The paper describes the system and payload design overviews, identifies payload hardware, and summarizes key unit and payload performances for the Ka-Band Flight demonstration payload. The in-flight demonstration is now integrated as a hosted payload in a GEO communications satellite that is following spacecraft level integration and testing in preparation for launch. This hosted payload once on orbit will demonstrate the photonics technology and will perform an on orbit Ka-Band transmission/reception function with performance characterization and demonstration of operational capabilities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 2019
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 11180, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2018, 111804S (12 July 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2536091
Show Author Affiliations
Miguel A. Piqueras, DAS Photonics (Spain)
Javier Martí, DAS Photonics (Spain)
Silvia Delgado, SSL (United States)
Rob Singh, SSL (United States)
Dan Beeder, SSL (United States)
Robert Parish, SSL (United States)
Ghislain Turgeon, SSL (United States)
Antoni Castells, SSL (United States)
Laurent Roux, Eutelsat (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11180:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2018
Zoran Sodnik; Nikos Karafolas; Bruno Cugny, Editor(s)

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