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Parallel spaceborne fiber optic data bus physical layer
Author(s): Charles H. Chalfant III; Fred J. Orlando Jr.; James Patrick Parkerson
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Paper Abstract

Optical Networks Inc. has developed and demonstrated a set of space-flight worthy, 12-channel fiber optic transmitter and receiver modules capable of providing data bandwidths up to 1 Gbps. This is accomplished using radiation tolerant commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) optical and electronic components. The parallel spaceborne fiber optic data bus (SFODB) implementation uses ten out of the available twelve fiber optic channels in the parallel fiber optic transmitter (PFOTX) and the parallel fiber optic receiver (PFORX) to implement a byte wide ring bus. The two spare fibers are used to implement a 2 by 10 redundancy configuration. The components were developed under a NASA/GSFC Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 July 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3384, Photonic Processing Technology and Applications II, (31 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317658
Show Author Affiliations
Charles H. Chalfant III, Optical Networks Inc. (United States)
Fred J. Orlando Jr., Orlando and Associates, Inc. (United States)
James Patrick Parkerson, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3384:
Photonic Processing Technology and Applications II
Andrew R. Pirich; Michael A. Parker, Editor(s)

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