29 July 1997 Feasibility of photonic payload onboard advanced Satcom systems
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
The concept of a photonic satellite where optical subsystems replace the microwave and digital electronics on-board communications spacecraft is considered very attractive for its potential to reduce the mass and volume of a payload requiring increased processing bandwidth. Use of on-board photonic subsystems could therefore render advanced Satcom systems highly cost-competitive with respect to alternative technologies. In this invited paper, the status of onboard photonic subsystems such as phased-array antenna beam forming and steering, high-speed signal distribution, control, and processing, millimeter wave (mmW) signal generation, and intersatellite link, and relevant photonic devices and technologies is reviewed. Issues of network architecture, technology feasibility, reliability, and redundancy requirements, and their impact on the mass, power, and size of the payload are discussed. Also, a time line of critical optical technology, onboard implementation issues, and the cost-benefits achievable over advanced RF subsystems are presented.
© (1997) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Dilip K. Paul, Dilip K. Paul, } "Feasibility of photonic payload onboard advanced Satcom systems", Proc. SPIE 10288, Advancement of Photonics for Space: A Critical Review, 102880D (29 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.278752; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.278752
PROCEEDINGS
29 PAGES


SHARE
RELATED CONTENT

Big data for space situation awareness
Proceedings of SPIE (May 05 2017)
Overview of optical data relay system in JAXA
Proceedings of SPIE (March 15 2016)
Keynote Address
Proceedings of SPIE (May 15 1986)

Back to Top