Latest Free-space optical communication Stories

Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science laser beam
2014-06-07 05:30:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A high-definition video beamed 260 miles from the International Space Station (ISS) to Earth on Thursday has become the first 175-megabit communication transmission for NASA’s new Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) technology, the US space agency has announced. Transmission of the video message entitled “Hello, World!” was meant to demonstrate advanced methods for communicating with future spacecraft using a...

moon and earth broadband
2014-05-23 05:35:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Most of us have gotten used to being connected no matter where we go, but if mankind ever starts living or working on the moon or some far-off asteroid, how would they be able to check their email or post killer selfies on Facebook? Thankfully, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are close to a solution. While working with NASA officials last fall, a team from MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory was able to...

Laser-powered Farewell To Moon Mission
2014-04-28 03:37:36

ESA Just before NASA’s latest Moon mission ended last week, an ESA telescope received laser signals from the spacecraft, achieving data speeds like those used by many to watch movies at home via fiber-optic Internet. During an intense, three-day effort starting on 1 April, ESA’s Optical Ground Station in Spain received data signals via laser from the Moon at the stunning speed of 80 megabits per second. The signals were transmitted from NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust...

2013-12-10 23:03:03

New option for fSONA’s top of the line free-space optical wireless product line allows the SONAbeam M to use of Power over Ethernet (PoE) (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 fSONA Networks, manufacturer of the fastest optical wireless products on the market today, today announced a new power option for their award-winning SONAbeam® M free-space optical wireless links. The SONAbeam M series can now be ordered with or upgraded to use Power over Ethernet (PoE). “SONAbeam with PoE saves time...

2013-10-16 23:04:21

France's Largest Bank Uses Optical Wireless to Replace Fiber Ring Connection on their Paris, France Campus Vancouver, Canada (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 fSONA Networks, manufacturer of the fastest optical wireless products on the market today, today announced that their SONAbeam has been used by France’s largest bank, Crédit Agricole, to provide a 10 Gigabit wireless link at the their Saint Quentin en Yvelines campus in Paris. Four SONAbeam 1250-Z links were deployed to replace a...

NASA Looks To Lasers For Deep Space Communications
2013-08-29 10:57:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Laser-based fiber optic technology may slowly be becoming the standard way to send digital communications here on Earth – but for deep-space transmissions, NASA and other space agencies have been relying on radio waves to send data and computer codes. That is expected to change when NASA initiates its Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) aboard the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission. The...

2013-07-16 23:03:29

Wireless CPRI Using FSO from fSONA Offers Innovative Option for Mobile Networks to Reach New Markets Vancouver, Canada (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 fSONA Networks, manufacturer of the fastest optical wireless products on the market today, today announced that their SONAbeam product line has undergone real-world testing by mobile network operators using the CPRI (Common Public Radio Interface) specification to extend their reach without having to establish new basestation locations. CPRI is a...

2013-02-05 23:04:08

[250 Pages Report] Visible Light Communication Market report categorizes the VLC/Li-Fi & Free Space Optics market based on components, applications and geography. (PRWEB) February 05, 2013 According to a new market research report "Global Visible Light Communication (VLC)/Li-Fi Technology & Free Space Optics Market (2013-2018) — By Component (LED, Image Sensor, Opto-couplers), Application (Indoor Networking, Underwater Communication, Location Based Service, ITS) &...

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