The H2020-SPACE-SIPHODIAS project: Space-grade optoelectronic interfaces for photonic digital and analogue very-high-throughput satellite payloads
Paper i proceeding, 2021

The EU-SIPhoDiAS project deals with the development of critical photonic building blocks needed for high-performance and low size, weight, and power (SWaP) photonics-enabled Very High Throughput Satellites (VHTS). In this presentation, we report on the design and fabrication activities during the first year of the project concerning the targeted family of digital and microwave photonic components. This effort aims to demonstrate components of enhanced reliability at technology readiness level (TRL) 7. Specifically, with respect to microwave photonic links, we report: (i) the design of Ka and Q-bands analogue photodetectors that will be assembled in compact packages, allowing for very high bandwidth per unit area and (ii) on the design of compact V-band GaAs electro-optic modulator arrays, which use a folded-path optical configuration to manage all fiber interfaces packaged opposite direct in-line RF feeds for ease of board layouts and mass/size benefits. With respect to digital links, we report on the development of 100 Gb/s (4 x 25 Gb/s) digital optical transceiver sub-assemblies developed using flip-chip mounting of electronic and opto-parts on a high-reliability borosilicate substrate. The transceiver chipset developed specifically for this project refers to fully-custom 25 Gb/s radiation hard (RH) VCSEL driver and TIA ICs designed in IHP’s 130 nm SiGe BiCMOS Rad-Hard process.

Photonic payload

Digital transceiver

Ka-band photodetectors

Electro-optic modulator arrays

VHTS

On-board optics

BiCMOS

TIA

VCSEL driver

Författare

Ilias Sourikopoulos

Leontios Stampoulidis

Lefkippos Tech. Park

Stavros Giannakopoulos

Lefkippos Tech. Park

Embedded Electronics Systems and Computer Graphics

Herbert Zirath

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Mikrovågselektronik

P. Ostrovskyy

Institut fur innovative Mikroelektronik (IHP)

Gunter Fischer

Institut fur innovative Mikroelektronik (IHP)

Mickael Faugeron

Thales Group

Anaelle Maho

Thales Group

L. Cyrille

Thales Group

G. Bouisset

Thales Group

N. Venet

Thales Group

M. Sotom

Thales Group

M. Irion

Albis Optoelectronics AG

F. Schaub

Albis Optoelectronics AG

J. Barbero

Alter Technology

D. Lopez

Alter Technology

R. G. Walker

aXenic Ltd

Y. Zhou

aXenic Ltd

Ian Oxtoby

ALTER TECHNOLOGY TÜV NORD UK

S. Duffy

ALTER TECHNOLOGY TÜV NORD UK

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering

0277786X (ISSN) 1996756X (eISSN)

Vol. 11852 1185254

2020 International Conference on Space Optics, ICSO 2020
Virtual, Online, ,

Ämneskategorier

Medieteknik

Rymd- och flygteknik

DOI

10.1117/12.2599927

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