The European project Merlin on multi-gigabit, energy-efficient, ruggedized lightwave engines for advanced on-board digital processors
Paper in proceedings, 2017

Modern broadband communication networks rely on satellites to complement the terrestrial telecommunication infrastructure. Satellites accommodate global reach and enable world-wide direct broadcasting by facilitating wide access to the backbone network from remote sites or areas where the installation of ground segment infrastructure is not economically viable. At the same time the new broadband applications increase the bandwidth demands in every part of the network - and satellites are no exception. Modern telecom satellites incorporate On-Board Processors (OBP) having analogue-to-digital (ADC) and digital-to-analogue converters (DAC) at their inputs/outputs and making use of digital processing to handle hundreds of signals; as the amount of information exchanged increases, so do the physical size, mass and power consumption of the interconnects required to transfer massive amounts of data through bulk electric wires.

Author

Leontios Stampoulidis

Gooch and Housego

Efstratios Kehayas

Gooch and Housego

Mikko Karppinen

Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)

Antti Tanskanen

Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)

Veli Heikkinen

Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)

Petter Westbergh

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Johan Gustavsson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Anders Larsson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Lars Gruner-Nielsen

OFS

M. Sotom

Thales Alenia Space

N. Venet

Thales Alenia Space

M. Ko

IHP Institute for Innovative Microelectronics

D. Micusik

IHP Institute for Innovative Microelectronics

D. Kissinger

IHP Institute for Innovative Microelectronics

A. C. Ulusoy

IHP Institute for Innovative Microelectronics

R. King

Royal Philips

Rashid Safaisini

Royal Philips

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering

0277786X (ISSN) 1996756X (eISSN)

Vol. 10563 105635F

International Conference on Space Optics, ICSO 2014
La Caleta, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain,

Subject Categories

Computer Engineering

Telecommunications

Communication Systems

DOI

10.1117/12.2304121

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12/14/2018