LightSPACE radiation hardened optical transceivers
Reflex Photonics’ LightSPACE™ radiation hardened transceivers are engineered to withstand radiation doses >100 krad. The LightSPACE embedded optical modules are rugged devices offering high bandwidth in a chip-size package. Furthermore, all our devices are “Space-qualified” as we carry out ECSS lot acceptance testing and component pre-screening for every batch targeted for this market.
Specifications and features
- Small: Less than 5 mm high.
- Rugged: withstand radiation doses >100 krad and qualified per MIL-STD 883 shock and vibration.
- Expected life: >20 years.
- Sealed: Moisture and thermal shock resistant.
- Storage temperature: –57 ºC to 125 ºC.
- Performance: up to12.5 Gbps/lane from –40 ºC to 100 ºC.
- BER: As low as 10–15.
- Sensitivity: As high as –12 dBm.
- Low power consumption: 100 mW/lane.
Please see product datasheet for detailed specifications.
Radiation tests summary
Radiation Test #1:
Proton testing: Total Non-Ionizing Dose (TNID).
Testing was done at KVI – University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
Radiation Test #2:
Heavy ion testing: Single Event Effect & Latch-up (SEE and SEL).
Testing was done at Texas A&M University, USA.
Radiation Test #3:
Gamma Ray using Cobalt-60: Total Ionizing Dose (TID) (MIL-STD-883G, method 1019.7).
Testing was done at TRAD in Toulouse, France.
LightSPACE also passed standard LightABLE qualifications
- Vibration tests per MIL-STD-883, Method 2007.3.
- Mechanical shock tests per MIL-STD-883, Method 2002.4.
- Thermal shock tests per MIL-STD-883, Method 1011.9.
- Damp heat tests per MIL-STD-202, Method 103B.
- Cold storage tests per MIL-STD-810, Method 502.5.
- Thermal cycling tests per MIL-STD-883, Method 1010.8.
Stephen Buchner, Paul Marshall, Scott Kniffin and Ken LaBel. “Proton testing guidelines”, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, 2002.
Doug Sinclair and Jonathan Dyer. “Radiation Effects and COTS Parts in SmallSats”, SSC, 2013.