Terabit Per Second Optical Router for Space-Based Satellite Network

Period of Performance: 02/26/2010 - 05/18/2012

$744K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Opticomp Corp.
PO Box 10779
Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
Principal Investigator

Abstract

The goal of the proposed Phase II effort is to transition the optical router and switch design investigations in Phase 1 to a demonstrable hybrid router/switch design that incorporates Spacewire Router (or similar) control plane logic into a compact, multi-gigabit optical interconnect for satellite networks that may be extended to terabit per second bandwidth regimes. BENEFIT: Enables high-speed onboard satellite processing of gigabit sampled data.