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Net-centric optical communication for the global information grid
Author(s): Anurag Dwivedi
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Paper Abstract

Optical communications technologies are being actively explored by the defense and security communities as a potential solution to alleviate bandwidth bottlenecks and to provide covert, jam resistant communications without spectrum restrictions. While static fiber-optic networks are widely deployed in the Department of Defense (DoD) communications network, the integration of wireless, free space optical (FSO) communications technology is required to provide end-to-end high bandwidth paths to support mobile defense and security operations. This paper presents an analysis of inherent benefits of optical wireless communications technologies in enabling net-centric applications and discusses specific technology and architectural challenges that need to be overcome before these technologies can be seamlessly integrated in the Global Information Grid (GIG) to fully realize the net-centric vision.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6249, Defense Transformation and Network-Centric Systems, 62490S (2 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.668400
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Anurag Dwivedi, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6249:
Defense Transformation and Network-Centric Systems
Raja Suresh, Editor(s)

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