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U.S. Air Force development of a high-altitude laser crosslink
Author(s): Daniel J. Petrovich; Robert A. Gill; Robert J. Feldmann
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Paper Abstract

12 The requirement to send ever increasing amounts of tactical military information between sensor aircraft and information processing facilities for command and control purposes has begun to reach the physical limits of present RF data links, even when data compression is employed. Use of laser data links is under consideration by the United States Air Force and Directorate. This technology development program is being conducted in two phases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 February 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4214, Optical Wireless Communications III, (6 February 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.417511
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Daniel J. Petrovich, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Robert A. Gill, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Robert J. Feldmann, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4214:
Optical Wireless Communications III
Eric J. Korevaar, Editor(s)

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