Accession Number : ADD015714

Title :   Hybrid Data Link.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 20 Apr 92, patented 16 Feb 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Holzschuh, Jack E ; Hightower, John D

Report Date : 16 Feb 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A high data rate over-the-horizon communications capability is provided between two or more platforms at rest or in motion, in the air or on the surface. An RF transmitter/receiver-optical fiber interface unit is launched from a launch platform and is supported via a deployed parachute or balloon to provide a bidirectional RF data link with the launch platform and a bidirectional optical data link over an optical fiber extending to an autonomous vehicle platform, such as a missile.

Descriptors :   *DATA LINKS, *FLYING PLATFORMS, *OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, AIR, BALLOONS, DATA RATE, FIBERS, INTERFACES, MOTION, OPTICAL DATA, PARACHUTES, RECEIVERS, SURFACES, TRANSMITTER RECEIVERS, TRANSMITTERS, VEHICLES, PATENTS, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, STATE OF THE ART

Subject Categories : Telemetry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE