Restricted Technical Panel: Free Space Optical Communications for DoD Applications
Wednesday, November 13, 2019: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Free space optical communication can allow high bandwidth, low probability of intercept/detect communication that is not subject to frequency allocation. Balanced against these advantages are requirements for accurate pointing, line of sight, and availability restrictions due to weather. The panel will discuss these advantages and disadvantages, in the context of military applications, and how new technology and approaches affect use cases.