Satellite Data Acquisition in the Blink of an Eye

Blink is a real-time, high data rate, pure software modem specifically designed to run on commercial off-the-shelf servers, without custom hardware. It improves re-usability and flexibility, speeds up the ground station evolution and reduces ground segment costs.

Blink moves digital signal processing (DSP) from high-maintenance hardware to software and can run on bare-metal or virtual environments (local and cloud).

It can bring previously impossible missions to life and make other missions easier to manage, more productive and significantly more cost-effective to set up and evolve.

Blink Position in Satellite Data Processing Chain

Blink position in satellite data processing chain

Blink is a DVB-S2- and CCSDS-compatible, pure software wideband satellite modem.

Its modular architecture supports a variety of delivery options for a range of different environments and requirements. It provides three main packages.

Blink Modem

Multi-mission software package for wideband RF signal and CCSDS and DVB-S2 front-end processing and analysis that includes:

  • a wide variety of modulation and coding schemes, with support for variable and adaptive coding and modulation
  • state-of-the-art processing reports with 50+ types of supported events, an interactive timeline and many other features
  • advanced monitor & control capabilities based on our Monica M&C solution, providing access control, alarming, automation, a web UI and a REST SPI, among other features

Blink Modem can be integrated with COTS RF digitizers or SDRs to provide a modern, flexible and cost-effective modem and front-end processor.

    Blink Ultra experimental digitizer

    Blink Ultra is a 1U, 2RX + 1TX modern digitizer and signal generator equipped with 16-bit ADCs and DACs and a 40 Gb/s network. In conjunction with Blink Modem, it provides a standalone satellite payload receiver and analyzer as a part of your ground data acquisition station.

    Blink Station

    Blink Station extends Blink Modem monitor and control to include concepts like a satellite pass, mission-aware scheduling, testing capabilities and allows control of additional equipment beyond the software modem, like switches, up/downconverters, antennas etc. and is just as capable in operations as it is is assembly, integration, verification and testing.

    News and Blog

    Learning about the industry trends at Satellite 2022
    Friday, April 1, 2022

    Another Satellite Show in Washington DC is behind us. Although we missed being on its 40th anniversary, we still participated as exhibitors in the 41st edition of the well-known industry event where the ground loves the sky (where both space and ground segments are represented).

    Blink's 1.2 Gbps breakthrough
    Wednesday, December 23, 2020

    What a year, 2020! In the satellite industry, it marks a clear shift in satellite data reception, especially in the domain of Earth observation.

    Blink
    Wednesday, October 16, 2019
    Amphinicy Technologies is exhibiting at IAC 2019 in Washington D.C., USA, October 21-25, 2019. Among others, we are proud of our solution BLINK which will be our focus at the upcoming exhibition.
    Credit: ESA/SMILE antenna, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
    Tuesday, September 17, 2019
    After Croatia signed the Agreement with the European Space Agency (ESA) for cooperation in peaceful exploration an use of outer space in 2018 and ESA delegation visited Croatia in May this year, Amphinicy became a part of another step with ESA. This summer Amphinicy signed a Cooperation Agreement with ESA regarding its project SMILE.
    Satellite logo
    Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    Washington D.C., April 30, 2019 – This is the third time Amphinicy Technologies will participate as an exhibitor at SATELLITE 2019 which will take place at Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. (USA), May 6-9, 2019.
    New Space Europe
    Monday, November 26, 2018
    NewSpace Europe, the only annual space conference in Europe will take place at the European Convention Center Luxembourg (ECCL) in Luxembourg's capital, Luxembourg City on November 27-28, 2018.
    Bremen city square, source: private photo
    Thursday, November 15, 2018

    The 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) took place in Bremen, Germany from 1-5 October 2018. It was the first time that Amphincy Technologies participated at this show.

    Amphinicy is exhibiting at IAC 2018!
    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    For the first time, Amphinicy will participate as an exhibitor at International Astronautical Congress 2018 which will take place at the Bremen Exhibition and Conference Center, Bremen, Germany, October 1–5, 2018.

    Events in September - Amphinicy at ESA ISD 2018 and IBC 2018!
    Wednesday, September 5, 2018

    This year will be our first time to participate as an exhibitor at ESA ISD 2018, Noordwijk, the Netherlands, Septemeber 11-12. Also, we will attend