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Towards demonstration of photonic payload for telecom satellites
Author(s): Javad Anzalchi; Joyce Wong; Thibaut Verges; Olga Navasquillo; Teresa Mengual; Miguel A. Piqueras; Eddie Prevost; Karen Ravel; Nick Parsons; Michael Enrico; Johan Bauwelink; Michael Vanhoecke; Antonello Vannucci; Marcello Tienforti

Paper Abstract

To address the challenges of the Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE) and also to remain in line with the evolution of terrestrial communications in a globally connected world, a major increase in telecoms satellites capacity is required in the near future.

With telecom satellites payloads based on traditional RF equipment, increase in capacity and flexibility has always translated into a more or less linear increase in equipment count, mass, power consumption and power dissipation.

The main challenge of next generation of High Throughput Satellites (HTS) is therefore to provide a ten-fold-increased capacity with enhanced flexibility while maintaining the overall satellite within a “launchable” volume and mass envelope [1], [2], [3]. Photonic is a very promising technology to overcome the above challenges. The ability of Photonic to handle high data rates and high frequencies, as well as enabling reduced size, mass, immunity to EMI and ease of harness routing (by using fibre-optic cables) is critical in this scenario.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 2019
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 11180, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2018, 111804T (12 July 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2536092
Show Author Affiliations
Javad Anzalchi, Airbus Defence and Space Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Joyce Wong, Airbus Defence and Space Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Thibaut Verges, Airbus Defence and Space SAS (France)
Olga Navasquillo, DAS Photonics (Spain)
Teresa Mengual, DAS Photonics (Spain)
Miguel A. Piqueras, DAS Photonics (Spain)
Eddie Prevost, SODERN (France)
Karen Ravel, SODERN (France)
Nick Parsons, HUBER+SUHNER Polatis Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Michael Enrico, HUBER+SUHNER Polatis Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Johan Bauwelink, Univ. Gent (Belgium)
Michael Vanhoecke, Univ. Gent (Belgium)
Antonello Vannucci, Cordon Electronics SRL (Italy)
Marcello Tienforti, Cordon Electronics SRL (Italy)

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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