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Satellite Systems Optimization: The Next Frontier in Size, Weight, and Power

Thursday, 4 March 2021

3:00 pm UK time / 10:00 am US Eastern time

The shift in satellite systems towards reduced mass and volume continues, spurred by the drive to minimize payload weights to keep launch costs down. On the ground receiver side, the widespread use of receivers in urban settings drives designs towards discreet form-factors that contain smaller, flexible electronics. Recent innovations in electronics manufacturing—including Very High Density Integrated Circuits and new methods for embedding COTS components—are opening new design options. The new design options allow engineers to address size and weight while meeting increased power goals to support RF signal performance and enhanced computing capabilities. Manufacturing techniques are evolving quickly, and satellite system engineers should be familiar with all of these tools at their disposal to develop the most advanced systems.

Participants will learn:

  • How advances in manufacturing are expanding design parameters for satellite system engineers to enable the move towards smaller, lighter satellite systems
  • Details of how several of these methodologies are improving space systems, including Very High Density Interconnect circuits and embedded components
  • Where the future of manufacturing ever-smaller high-performance electronics will take satellite systems

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