Software for simulation and improved design of high data rate optical fibres components
In order to improve services in the field of Photonics Integrated Circuits (PIC), Czech R&D company Argotech sought cooperation with ESA Technology Broker. In order to overcome the challenges associated with high-frequency signals and electromagnetic interference, Argotech and ESA Technology Broker drafted a technology need for a suitable solution that would result in a reduction of the time required to test Argotech's designs. Through the distribution of the need in the international network of ESA Technology Brokers, a connection was made with CST (later acquired by Dassault), a German company specialising in software analysis of electromagnetic components and systems, including space ones. By eventually successfully applying their software into the texting processes, Argotech has significantly reduced simulation processing time and improved the accuracy of high-frequency data transfer modelling for PIC-based solutions. These advances have enabled Argotech to optimize its products and increase its capabilities in projects such as the PhLEXSAT photo receiver for satellites.