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Thales Alenia Space

Reliability Testing of COTS Fibre Optic Transceivers for Defense, Avionics, and Space Applications

Optical fiber communications offer the largest data processing capacity over any other technology; with the added benefit of being associated with small weight and low power consumption. Optical communication is a proven technology that has been deployed in harsh defense and avionics applications for a large number of years. Intra- satellite applications; offering services such as high-speed Internet, in-flight connectivity and broadband connectivity to rural areas; being associated to distances limited to tens of meters, the most adapted technology for such an environment is parallel multimode fiber optics transceiver-based communication links.