T K Alex
Articles written in Sadhana
Volume 17 Issue 3-4 September 1992 pp 459-466 Emerging Optoelectronic Technologies
Design of artificial satellites for communication, remote sensing and scientific investigations follows, at present, a fixed pattern based on existing and proven technologies and the requirements of payload or experiment within the constraints of weight, volume and power available. The advances in optoelectronic components and systems have opened up a new dimension in designing satellites of the future, incorporating new technologies. This paper deals with general satellite design concepts based on optoelectronic systems wherever applicable.