Our LPI and LPD FSO technology enables highly secure communications in RF restricted or denied environments.
Optical carrier frequencies are 10,000 times higher than RF communications, meaning more data can be sent via FSO systems with lower size, weight, and power (SWaP) than comparable RF systems. Our FSO solutions include high-power optical amplifiers (HPOAs), laser transmitting and receiving, full optical modems, chip-scale photonics devices for reduced SWaP, and more. Our HPOAs, modems, terminals, and end-to-end systems include features such as:
- Unique rare-earth-doped amplifier modeling capabilities
- Nonlinear optical analysis for unmatched mission results
- Custom packaging for space, airborne, and terrestrial missions
We also develop specialized lasers to enable remote-sensing solutions, allowing users to search and identify objects at long range with a lower likelihood of detection. Our long-range sensors allow more advanced spectroscopy, enhancing users’ ability to identify far-away objects. These specialized solutions also feature custom laser transmitters for light detection and ranging (LIDAR), remote chemical-sensing, targeting, and directed-energy applications.
Our photonic technology experts have also developed low-SWaP optical inter-satellite link (OISL) terminals – notably our Compact Intersatellite Communications and Data Link (CICADA™) terminal. Two CICADA variants, CICADA Ultra-Lite and CICADA E-1G, are now available.