Accession Number : ADD012345

Title :   Satellite Mounted System for Transferring Information Using Modulated Sunlight.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Mooradian,Gregory C

Report Date : 25 Feb 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A method and apparatus for broadcasting, transferring and disbursing information from space to earth uses sunlight as the carrier. An orbiting platform receives sunlight and modulates it with electromagnetic signals carrying the information beamed up from an earth station, communications satellite or aircraft. The modulated sunlight is directed to a designated area on earth from the orbiting platform where it penetrates clouds as well as seawater to reach surface and submerged receiving stations including submarines. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, *STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS, *COMMUNICATION SATELLITES, *DATA LINKS, SUNLIGHT, LIGHT MODULATORS, SOLAR RADIATION, LIGHT TRANSMISSION, AIR TO UNDERWATER, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, EARTH(PLANET), ANTIJAMMING, SUBMARINES, AIRCRAFT, CLOUDS, STATIONS, MODULATION, PLATFORMS, SIGNALS, ORBITS

Subject Categories : Astronomy
      Optics
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE