Article | September 19, 2017

Innovative Design Process Fastracks UAV Laser Comms Development

Source: Gooch & Housego PLC

Innovative Design Process Fastracks UAV Laser Comms Development

Using photonics technologies to establish communications in air-to-ground, air-to-air, and air-to-space fields offers many advantages related to transmission speed, low Size Weight and Power (SWaP) systems, spectrum regulations, and immunity to electromagnetic interference. Specifically in UAV laser communications, photonics technology has the potential to establish secure and reliable high-speed links that are also immune to jamming/spoofing, where transmissions cannot be detected, in contrast to traditional RF technology. This article discusses the additional advantages of using photonics in the design process of UAV laser comms development, and provides an example of a UAV laser transmitter under testing at Gooch & Housego. Download the article for more information.