At Veluxsys, we believe that the use of integrated photonics technologies can make cost-effective, RFoF deployments over SM fiber a reality. When finalized, our product will have several potential defense applications including:
1) Replacing coax cable with RFoF/optical fiber technology in fighter jets
When coax cables break in jets, it costs millions of dollars to repair, and coax tends to break often. Fiber is much less prone to break or malfunction. We work with a superior product to create a superior solution.
Because energy dissipates when it is cold, the use of coax cable is an ineffective solution. RF over coax also interferes with other signals nearby. By contrast, light waves in an optical fiber application stay inside the cable without interfering with other signals. As well, temperature has no impact on signal reliability since light is not impacted by it. This makes RFoF an excellent solution for satellite-radio communication.
3) Antenna remoting
When missions call for stealth combined with reliable, highly-available data transfer, optical fiber’s range far outperforms that of coax cable for locating antennas remotely. This allows defense personnel in the field to remain undetected and safe from potential attacks.
In fact, with SM fiber, it is possible to enjoy higher bandwidth over a single fiber as data transmission and capacity requirements increase. One only has to install SM fiber once unlike with MM fiber deployments. For defense sector innovators looking to deliver equipment that integrates superior communications technology for throughput, reliability and data speeds, Veluxsys is the way to go.