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Tripartite systems: wireless radio frequency, free lasers, and wired terrestrial systems integration
Author(s): Bradley S. Tice
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Paper Abstract

Because of the use of radio frequency, free space lasers and wired terrestrial communication systems are often separate, and at times conflicting systems, a proposed unifying system of all three modes of receiving and transmitting will be addressed under the collective title of Tripartite Systems. Because of the vast network of wired terrestrial communication systems in the Western world communications systems of the future will still use wired systems as the backbone of signal transmission for most data. Such a network does have limits, i.e. the need to replace existing copper wire with fiber optics, but with the advent of free space lasers, lasecom systems, that have bit-error rates at acceptable levels for commercial and military applications, along with radio frequency systems, will give wired systems a `complimentary' competition that will improve the overall efficiency of modern communication systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3932, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XII, (2 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.384301
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Bradley S. Tice, Advanced Human Design (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3932:
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XII
G. Stephen Mecherle, Editor(s)

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