Intel has revealed some details of its work in Space-Based Adaptive Communications Node, which is involved in the development of a universal optical communications system between satellites, including between civilian and military vehicles from different groupings.
Intel specialists are involved in the first phase of the program, which in turn is divided into technical areas, and the company, together with the State University of Arizona, is working on a computerized optical modem in Technical Area 2, which will be able to maintain both existing and prospective communication standards and protocols.
The optical modem consists of three chiplets that will interact with the EMIB brand tyre.
The main of the three chiplets acts as a signal processor and error correction block based on the technology of the Israeli company Tower Semiconducor, which is in the process of being absorbed by Intel.
There are also basic data on other technical areas of the Space-BACN. Technical Area 1 project.
In the first phase, all necessary components will be built and linked to other technical solutions. The first phase will take 14 months, after which the project will undergo technical analysis. Some of the companies in TA1 and TA2 will then move to the second 18-month phase, where units of components of the optical terminal will be developed, and the TA3 participants will work on a scheme with more complex and dynamic scenarios.