[SatNews] Laser Light™ Communications, LLC (LLC) has announced a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) relating to LLC’s Global Hybrid Satellite-Terrestrial All Optical Network™ technology.
LLC and DISA have entered into the agreement to establish a cooperative research and development effort to assess the potential use of an all-optical, laser-based medium earth orbit (MEO) communication satellite solution that could be seamlessly integrated into the global terrestrial communications network. An all-optical satellite communication (SATCOM) system potentially offers numerous advantages over conventional SATCOM systems: 1. It can potentially provide an enormous increase in data transfer rates; 2. It is a more secure system; 3. It will eliminate the issue of spectrum allocation; 4. It will mitigate the challenge of mutual interference as satellite spacing will no longer be an issue.
The agreement will allow DISA to evaluate the underlying technology and evaluate the long-range potential of what may be achievable with the all-optical SATCOM system.
"We are pleased to be a collaborator with DISA in this important effort," said Robert H. Brumley, Senior Managing Director of LLC.
DISA is a combat support agency of the Department of Defense (DoD). The agency provides, operates, and assures command and control, information-sharing capabilities, and a globally accessible enterprise information infrastructure in direct support to joint warfighters, national level leaders, and other mission and coalition partners across the full spectrum of operations.
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