2 May 2006 Net-centric optical communication for the global information grid
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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.
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Anurag Dwivedi, "Net-centric optical communication for the global information grid", Proc. SPIE 6249, Defense Transformation and Network-Centric Systems, 62490S (2 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.668400; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.668400
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