Speed Comparison: FSO vs Fiber

Overview Fiber-optic cables must be installed from one point to the next to enable optical communications. The quality of those cables…

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Project Loon

Overview Google’s project division X has been developing a balloon technology known as Project Loon to increase connectivity across the globe.…

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Cooperative Diversity

Overview Cooperative diversity (CD) is a physical hardware arrangement technique that uses multiple antennas to improve a network’s total channel capacity…

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Photon-per-Bit Receiver for Deep Space Communications

Overview A team of researchers from the University of Chambers in Sweden has improved satellite receivers for deep space communications by…

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Luminescent Detector

Overview The Connectivity Lab at Facebook has developed a new kind of optical detector for FSO communication. Their Luminescent Detector is…

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Deep-Space Optical Communications (DSOC)

Overview DSOC, short for Deep Space Optical Communications, is a NASA laser-based space communications program which is still in the development…

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Dynamic Routing (Adaptive Routing)

Overview Dynamic routing, also called adaptive routing, is a process for optimizing how data is transmitted. It is comparable to taking…

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ETS (Engineering Test Satellite)

Overview Engineering Test Satellite (ETS) is a program name given to certain satellites launched by JAXA (formerly NASDA). The ETS name…

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Anomalous refraction of optical spacetime wave packets

Overview Ayman Abouraddy and his team at UCF’s College of Optics and Photonics have developed a new type of laser beam…

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory (MITLL)

Overview MIT Lincoln Laboratory (MITLL) occupies 75 acres (20 acres of which are MIT property) on the eastern perimeter of Hanscom…

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