Space Regenerative Processor
Blue Marble Communications radiation-hardened Space Regenerative Processor (SRP) integrates our Software-Defined RF Modem/Transceivers (SDX) and Optical Modem Transceivers (OMX) with high-capacity Network Crosslink Switch (NCS) into a versatile on-board processing system for both digitally-transparent and regenerative applications.
Modulation and coding are software-definable and currently available in industry-standard DVB-S2, DVB-S2X, 5G NR, and CCSDS; with alternate or custom waveforms available upon request. Transmit and receive frequencies for each channel are available in any combination of Baseband I/Q, Real IF, S-band, C-band, X-band, Ku-band, and Ka-band. The data interfaces feature a combination of 10/25GbE and 100GbE.
Optical Communications Terminals
Blue Marble Communications Optical Terminal (BMOT) provides secure, high-capacity transport for optical space-to-space and space-to-ground communications. Integrated dual-mode coherent/non-coherent waveform technology supports a wide range of spaceborne optical connectivity applications with data rates up to 200Gbps.
BMOT is compatible with Space Development Agency Optical Communication Terminal (SDA OCT) specification. Optional features include two-way time transfer/ranging with sub-nanosecond accuracy and channel erasure coding for atmospheric turbulence induced fading mitigation.
Modems & Transceivers
Blue Marble Communications 4-channel, radiation-hardened, SDX integrates RF converters and reprogrammable modems into a single module.
Modulation and coding are software-definable and currently available in industry-standard DVB-S2, DVB-S2X, 5G NR, and CCSDS; with alternate or custom waveforms available upon request. Transmit and receive frequencies for each channel are available in any combination of Baseband I/Q, Real IF, S-band, C-band, X-band, Ku-band, and Ka-band. The data interfaces feature a combination of 10GbE and 1GbE. Optional features include integral switching/routing capability (e.g. Ethernet, MPLS).
Blue Marble Communications radiation-hardened nTRX modules provide wideband, frequency-agile, RF/µW/mmW conversion in a miniaturized package. When paired with BMC’s Software-Defined Modem/Transceiver (SDX), all frequency programming, monitoring, and power are supplied directly by SDX. If employed with a third-party modem, transmitter, receiver or transceiver, the monitor and control is accomplished through an industry-standard SPI interface.
nTRX modules developed to date include:
- Q-band Transmitter: 37.5-42.5GHz
- V-band Receiver: 47.2-51.4GHz
- E-band Transmitter: 71.0-76.0GHz
- E-band Receiver: 81.0-86.0GHz
- NEN Transmitter 25.5-27.0GHz
- NEN Receiver: 22.55-23.15GHz
- DSN Transmitter: 31.8-32.3GHz
- DSN Receiver: 34.2-34.7GHz
Computers & Graphical Processors
Software-Defined Graphical Processor
Blue Marble Communications radiation-hardened SDGP integrates general purpose processing, graphical processing and field programmable gate array (FPGA) capability into a single, high-performance, secure image processor for spaceborne applications.
Secure measured boot is provided via TCG-compliant HWRoT TPM 2.0 device. SDGP data interfaces feature a combination of 10GbE and 1GbE with integral Ethernet/MPLS switching capability.