Reflex Photonics Space Grade, Radiation–Hardened LightSPACE Optical Transceivers Usher in a New era of Global Communication.

Kirkland (Montréal), March 28, 2018: Reflex Photonics is proud to announce the launch of the space grade radiation-hardened LightSPACE line of products. The LightSPACE optical transceivers have been submitted to the most stringent protocol for heavy-ions, gamma rays, and high and low energy protons to ensure space worthiness of these components.

Reflex Photonics’ radiation hardened or “Space-grade” transceivers are engineered to withstand radiation doses >100 krad as per the European Cooperation for Space Standardization ECSS-Q-ST-60-15C. In addition to the LightABLE rugged transceivers standard qualifications (vibration, mechanical and thermal shock, thermal cycling, and cold storage according to MIL-STD-883 and MIL-STD-810), the LightSPACE were successfully qualified with the following protocols:
• Proton testing: Total Non-Ionizing Dose (TNID)
• Heavy ion testing: Single Event Effect & Latch-up (SEE and SEL)
• Gamma ray using Cobalt-60: Total Ionizing Dose (TID) (MIL-STD-883G, method 1019.7)

The space community is slowly evolving from an era of mega-projects and unlimited budgets to a dynamic commercial industry that can support multiple business.

One such endeavor envisions complex satellite networks to deliver global Internet access. This project is made possible by more reliable, lower-consumption, smaller and more powerful computer and high-speed optical communication systems.

With the cost of sending even just 1 kg into space at over $50 k, the advantages of using the Reflex Photonics’ line of small, lightweight, high-density LightSPACE parallel optical transceiver modules inside these satellites are quite obvious. The LightSPACE modules offer extremely high aggregate data rates (over 150 Gbps) they are less than 3 cm2 and weigh less than 15 g.

Guillaume Blanchette, PM at Reflex Photonics adds
Reflex Photonics wants to “bring space a little closer” by offering low-cost optical transceivers and optical infrastructure that will support the deployment of the Internet of Space and enable the next generation of space exploration.

Come see demos of the space grade radiation-hardened LightSPACE transceiver at Space Tech Expo-USA in Pasadena, CA, USA from May 22nd to 24th (booth 6028).

About Reflex Photonics
Founded in 2002, Reflex Photonics is an advanced developer of rugged high-speed optical transceiver modules and parallel embedded optics products for space, aerospace, defense, avionics, industrial applications, telecom, and data centers.

The company addresses the growing market demand for high-speed interconnects in high performance embedded computers. Our products enable equipment developers to design smaller, lower cost, and lower powered systems resulting in higher fidelity and faster connectivity.

Contact Information

Reflex Photonics

16771, Chemin Ste-Marie
Kirkland, QC, , H9H 5H3

tele: 514.842.5179

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