Adaptive Modulation

Overview Adaptive modulation is a technique used to modify the modulation of a signal based on the characteristics of the channel…

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Mobile FSO Platforms

Free Space Optics (FSO) communication is not always stationary. Think of an on-the-ground ground-to-space communication station, such as the ones at…

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Advantages of FSO

Overview Free-space optical (FSO) communication systems are a non-fiber-optic based optical communication systems that aim to handle large amounts of data…

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Further Industry Development and Testing Required for Free Space Optics

Although OGS (Optical Ground Station) terminals build on the design framework of FSO (Free Space Optics) networks, there are a significant…

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Using Site Diversity to Minimize Weather Disturbances

A solution widely adopted to minimize adverse environmental (weather) effects is site diversity which involves deploying OGS (Optical Ground Links) in…

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Quality of Service Control

In order to optimize performance, Quality of Service control protocols must be decided upon and implemented to measure data rate, latency,…

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Developing and Testing Mitigation Strategies

Environmental conditions create significant obstructions to completing Satellite to Ground Links (SGL) with OGS (Optical Ground Links).  Multiple potential approaches exist…

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Potential Applications Through Free Space Optics

FSO (Free Space Optics) has multiple potential applications in both commercial and government networks.  The need for increasingly higher bandwidth and…

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The Challenges Facing Free Space Optics

In addition to determining the correct design parameters to meet the specifications necessary to achieve the desired communications performance and be…

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Keeping Data Secure with Free Space Optics

One of the security risks of wireless transmissions is the interception of data. The broader the footprint of a signal when…

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