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Security of reconfigurable FSO mesh networks and application to disaster areas
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Paper Abstract

Optical transmission is recognized to be a cost-efficient method. Optical technology, lasers, detectors, fiber or free space and other photonic components support ultra-high data rates that exceed many Gbps per channel. Free space optical communication has an additional advantages over fiber; although it does not currently support many channels, it is fast deployable as it does not require long-term planning and installation as fiber does, and, the optical link has additional security features. In this paper we present a mesh free space optical network, which is reconfigurable, it supports "fused" payloads (voice, data, video, image) it supports wireless communication services, and it supports sensor grids. We also discuss FSO engineering, traffic and fault management, security features and deployability to disaster areas.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6975, Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications IV, 69750A (27 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.776694
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Stamatios V. Kartalopoulos, Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6975:
Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications IV
Michael J. Hayduk; Peter J. Delfyett; Andrew R. Pirich; Eric J. Donkor, Editor(s)

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