Archives :: 2009 ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- Optical Transceivers
- Sandia science, technology, and product realization expertise enabled the development, qualification, and delivery of the first optical transceivers for space applications. Sandia worked in concert with Peregrine Semiconductor, ULTRA Communications, and n-Light Corporation to deliver the final products. Once on orbit, each optical channel of these radiation-hardened devices will provide low-noise, 2.5 gigabit-per-second, bidirectional transmission of critical sensor data to onboard processors that configure data for satellite downlink. This revolutionary, high bandwidth data processing capability is a key enabler for next-generation space-based remote sensing systems.