Abstract on SPACEBEAM accepted at ICSO 2020
December 8, 2020
The abstract “Advancement of Photonic Integration Technology for Space Applications: a X-band Scan-on-Receive Synthetic Aperture Radar Receiver with Electro-Photonic Beamforming and Frequency Down-Conversion Capability” has been accepted for oral presentation at the International Conference on Space Optics (ICSO 2020), which will be held virtually on 30 March – 2 April 2021.
The paper will present the design and specifications of the SCORE-SAR receiver at equipment level, underlining that the hermetically packaged PIC will be tested for space compliance, and the RF front-end and control electronics will target a flight-design ensuring the fast control of the beamformer with <300 ns switching time.
The purpose of ICSO is to bring together the Space Optics Community and exchange information and ideas on the use of optical technologies for space missions. Technology experts meet Mission experts to address the lessons learnt from past developments and identify the next significant developments in employing lightwave technologies and techniques used in all types of Space Missions.