SpaceFibre

Authors: 
Steve Parkes, Chris McClements, Martin Suess
Conference/Journal Name: 
International SpaceWire Conference Dundee 2007
Date Published: 
September 2007
Page References: 
pp.101-108
ISBN of Journal Issue/Conference Proceedings: 
978-0-9557196-0-8

SpaceFibre is a proposed very high speed serial data link intended to complement the existing SpaceWire high-speed data link standard. SpaceWire operates at speeds up to 200 Mbits/s in radiation tolerant technology. SpaceFibre will be able to operate over fibre optic and copper cable and support data rates of 2.5 Gbit/s and possibly higher.

This paper describes the work done by University of Dundee in developing SpaceFibre. It starts by looking at lessons learnt from the development of SpaceWire. The principal requirements for SpaceFibre are then listed and the baseline architectural design presented. It concludes with an overview of the SpaceFibre demonstration system developed by University of Dundee.