DTP-007: Shedding Light on the Battlefield: Tactical Applications of Photonic Technology

DTP-007By: Joseph N. Mait, Michael M. Haney, Keith W. Goossen, Marc P. Christensen

This paper addresses the growing availiability and dependence on tactical sensor technology on bandwidth for the battlfield and recommends the use of light, or photons, to transmit information. It highlights the advantages of photonics in three applications and discusses the economical and technological advantages for increasing the use of photonics for the U.S. government and military.

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