15 January 1996 Reliable optical baseband processor for advanced communications satellites
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Proceedings Volume 2611, Optical Network Engineering and Integrity; (1996) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.230104
Event: Photonics East '95, 1995, Philadelphia, PA, United States
This paper describes the development of a prototype onboard baseband switch for use in advanced satcom systems. The modular switch is designed to accommodate different types of satcom services and/or carriers. The selected architecture utilizes a high-speed fiber optic ring for the I/O interconnections of the satcom channels handling both circuit- and packet-type traffic. Whereas, an optical star topology is used for onboard clock distribution. The onboard baseband switch design makes maximum use of photonics, VLSI, and standard cell/gate array technologies to implement the hardware/firmware required for a power-efficient, light-weight, reliable payload with a flexible switch architecture. Relevant optical technologies, active and passive components, and systems considerations to ensure a high reliability operation are discussed. To assess its viability in potential commercial applications, the state-of-the-art of photonics technology and future prospects for economical large capacity multi-channel services are briefly reviewed.
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Dilip K. Paul, Dilip K. Paul, Rajender Razdan, Rajender Razdan, Wayne Redman, Wayne Redman, "Reliable optical baseband processor for advanced communications satellites", Proc. SPIE 2611, Optical Network Engineering and Integrity, (15 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.230104; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.230104


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