OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS: Trades and Technology for Implementing Free Space or Fiber Communications
$1990 per person
The three day course provides a strong foundation for selecting, designing and building either a Free Space Optical Comms, or Fiber-Optic Comms System for various applications. Course includes both DoD and Commercial systems, in Space, Atmospheric, Underground, and Underwater Applications. Optical Comms Systems have advantages over RF and Microwave Comms Systems due to their directionality, and high frequency carrier. These properties can lead to greater covertness, freedom from jamming, and potentially much higher data rates. Novel architectures are feasible allowing usage in situations where RF emission or transmission would be precluded.
Dr. James Pierre Hauck is a consultant to industry and government labs. He is an expert in optical communications systems having pioneered a variety of such systems including Sat-to-Underwater, Non-line-of-Sight, and Single-Ended Systems.
Dr. Hauck’s work with lasers and optics began about 40 years ago when he studied Quantum Electronics at the University of CA Irvine. After completing the Ph.D. in Physics, he went to work for Rockwell’s Electronics Research Center, working on Laser Radar (LADAR) which has much in common with Optical Comms Systems.
Jim Hauck’s work on Optical Comms Systems began in earnest about 30 years ago when he was Chief Scientist of the Strategic Laser Communications System Laser Transmitter Module (SLC/LTM), at Northrop Grumman. He invented, designed and developed a novel Non-Line-Of-Sight Optical Comms System when he was Chief Scientist of the General Dynamics Laser Systems Laboratory. This portable system allowed comm in a U shaped channel “up-over-and-down” a large building. At SAIC he analyzed, designed, developed and tested a single ended Optical Comms System.
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