Space Photonics is backed by a team of leading experts in Free Space Optical Communications (FSOC) and Radiation Tolerant Optical Transceivers for space applications. With over a decade of innovative tech development; nearly $28 million in product sales; and successful collaborations/projects with various government programs and aerospace companies including NASA and the DoD, Lockheed, Orbital ATK, and Honeywell, we offer highly skilled expertise and trained eyes to further explore deep space optical communications.
We believe utmost quality is essential to your mission-critical space endeavors. Our core objective is to bring deep space optical communication to life through collaboration and licensing, and we are continuously leveraging our strategic relationships in the field to help create world-changing products.
We have acquired multiple patents relating to FSO acquisition tracking and pointing techniques which have become incredibly valuable and insightful to the field of wireless optical communications. This specific beam steering technology limits or completely eliminates the need for gimbals or steering mirrors. This technology can be implemented in a variety of conditions.
Space technology, whether it's in orbit or in deep space, requires outstanding precision and demands expert knowledge of space physics with negligible gravity. Years of experience gives us these capabilities. While our specialty is our own patented technology, we are also widely knowledgeable when it comes to free space optics in general.
Our technology enables very low power consumption, very high speed switching and tracking, as well as providing a small form factor for easy and rapid deployment.
We are able to provide ruggedized hybrid transceivers with various packaging options, such as single or multi-channel transmitters and receivers, or single and multichannel transceivers. Some more possible features include:
The Space Photonics's team consists of experts and have experience going back to the creation of the SAE standard itself. These networks are excellent for intra-satellite applications with radiation tolerance, built in redundancy, as well as being able to meet tight size, weight, and power constraints while still providing generous amounts of bandwidth with deterministic latency.
Implementing Novel Beam Tracking and a Dynamic Buffering Modem
LaserFire® systems have a fast deployment time (mobile setups can be up and running in under 15 minutes
Industrial, NASA and DoD spacecraft designers have slowly but surely recognized the advantages of using fiber optic components and networks for their internal satellite data handling needs.
We present a perspective of the use of these fiber optic systems in the space radiation environment that encompasses both the historical past and scaleable future space systems and their requirements.
Fiber optic network specifically designed to support the real-time, on-board data handling requirements of remote sensing spacecraft.
Radiation hardened optical transceivers for space applications.
The FireFiber® HMP series transceiver modules provide up to four channels for optical communication at various data rates.
The XBS (X-Ray Blocking and Scattering) concept was developed specifically in an effort to conceal critical components from adversaries
From commercial off the shelf to space flight use
The Spaceborne Fiber Optic Data Bus (SFODB) is the next generation in on-board data handling networks.
Next generation backbone networks will likely consist of IP routers as well as optical cross connects (OXCs) and will deploy an optical control plane protocol. Generalized Multi Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) has been proposed as the candidate of choice for the control plane.
High density electronics mcm, Radiation Testing and NASA flight experimentation
Aerospace remote-sensing payloads are continuing to advance to higher speeds and increasing demands of on-board intra-satellite networks. These payloads...
This section introduces the SFODB functional elements, maps the relevant OSI protocol layers to the SFODB functional elements and highlights the key characteristics of the SFODB
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We pride ourselves in being on the cutting edge of high-speed design and fabrication of photonics devices and systems.