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November 14, 2017

Fine Pointing Concepts for Optical Intersatellite Links

International Conference on Space Optical Systems (ICSOS)

In this paper we present two fine pointing architectures that support high-accuracy pointing, while also featuring simplification of the small-space optical assembly hardware, reduction in the number and complexity of constituent components, full self-calibration capability, and relaxation of otherwise-strict, cost-driving subassembly requirements.

By: Eric Miller, Kevin Birnbaum, Chien-Chung Chen, Andrew Grier, Matt Hunwardsen, Dominic Jandrain
October 2, 2017

Assessment of Proton Radiation Effects on Hamamatsu InGaAs PIN Photodiodes and Simulated Radiation Responses Using Defect-Based TCAD Modeling

RADiations Effects on Components and Systems (RADECS)

Hamamatsu InGaAs PIN photodiodes were exposed to 105 MeV protons to a fluence of 2.55×1011 p/cm2 . Radiation induced increase in dark current was observed that appeared stable following room temperature annealing. A preliminary TCAD model was developed for use in mixed-mode simulation analyses.

By: Raichelle Aniceto, Randall Milanowski, Slaven Moro, Kerri Cahoy, Garrett Schlenvogt
October 2, 2017

Proton Test Results for a Commercial Fanout Buffer, a Variable Gain Amplifier, and a ±40V Operational Amplifier

RADiations Effects on Components and Systems (RADECS)

Advanced electronics systems require a wide variety of high-performance analog, mixed signal, and clock distribution microcircuits which aren’t readily available as space-qualified components.

By: Raichelle Aniceto, Randall Milanowski, Slaven Moro, Kerri Cahoy, Garrett Schlenvogt
August 21, 2017

Engineering Egress with Edge Fabric: Steering Oceans of Content to the World


This paper presents Edge Fabric, an SDN-based system we built and deployed to tackle the challenges of point presence for Facebook, which serves over two billion users from dozens of points of presence on six continents.

By: Brandon Schlinker, Hyojeong Kim, Timothy Cui, Ethan Katz-Bassett, Harsha V. Madhyastha, Italo Cunha, James Quinn, Saif Hasan, Petr Lapukhov, James Hongyi Zeng
July 21, 2017

Proton Testing Results for Kaman KD-5100 Differential Inductive Position Measuring Systems

Journal, IEEE Radiation Effects Data Workshop (REDW)

We report proton testing of a position measuring system, the Kaman KD-5100, with applications including mirror positioning for laser beam control. We measure a device response likely due to total ionizing dose and/or displacement damage.

By: Bart McGuyer, Randall Milanowski, Slaven Moro, Norman Hall, Bert Vermeire
July 21, 2017

Robocodes: Towards Generative Street Addresses from Satellite Imagery

CVPR 2017

This paper describes our automatic generative algorithm to create street addresses (Robocodes) from satellite images by learning and labeling regions, roads, and blocks. 75% of the world lacks street addresses.

By: Ilke Demir, Forest Hughes, Aman Raj, Kleovoulos Tsourides, Divyaa Ravichandran, Suryanarayana Murthy, Kaunil Dhruv, Sanyam Garg, Jatin Malhotra, Barrett Doo, Grace Kermani, Ramesh Raskar
July 17, 2017

Single Event Effect Assessment of a 1-Mbit Commercial MRAM

2017 Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC) Radiation Effects Data Workshop

Single event effect susceptibility of a 1-Mbit commercial MRAM was experimentally evaluated. The memory exhibited SEFIs when operated in a dynamic mode with an LET threshold of 2.29 MeV.cm2/mg and a saturated cross section of 2.2×10-4 cm2/device. The memory was not sensitive to SEL, SEU or MBUs.

By: Philippe C. Adell, Slaven Moro, Lionel Gouyet, Christian Chatry, Bert Vermeire
July 17, 2017

Single Event Effect and Total Ionizing Dose Assessment of Commercial Optical Coherent DSP ASIC

NSREC 2017

Experimental assessment of commercial 100/200 Gbps optical coherent DSP modem ASIC completed with 64 MeV and 480 MeV proton radiation test campaigns. Single event effect cross sections calculated and no performance degradation observed for proton fluence levels up to 1.27×10^12 p/cm^2 with equivalent total ionizing dose exposure to 170 krad(Si).

By: Raichelle Aniceto, Slaven Moro, Randall Milanowski, Christopher Isabelle, Norman Hall, Bert Vermeire, Kerri Cahoy
June 15, 2017

Formulation of Aerial Platform Environmental Requirements from Global Radiosonde Data

Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems

This paper demonstrates how raw observational climate data can be processed to characterize global climate histories and statistics for the formulation of aerial platform environmental requirements.

By: Jacob Stelman, Zhang Liu
March 2, 2017

On User and Traffic Distribution for Extreme Rural Scenario

Radio Access Network, November 2016

In this contribution, we leverage new research results and data [5] – population density data – that provide a high-resolution view into global population density distributions.

By: Ali Yazdan Panah