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Laser communication in space, technic and potential
3rd May 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Laser communication will help Earth-observing satellites to transmit large quantities of potentially life-saving data down to Earth in near-real time. Geostationary satellites use optical links to gather low-orbiting satellites’ information at far higher data rates than traditional radio frequency beams.
Laser communication will provide near-realtime data where it matters the most. Disaster relief efforts and the maritime sector will use the system to get information when it counts. The International Space Station will also use laser communication to relay its findings down to Earth.
In the first EECS Flagship Seminar for 2017, Dr Uwe Sterr will be presenting his talk, titled: Laser communication in space, technic and potential, where he discusses laser communication and it’s key role in providing real-time data transfer from satellites and aircraft infrastructure.