Summaries - Research
Back Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) Optical Signaling in Anti-Access Environments
|Division||Research & Sponsored Programs|
|Department||Naval Research Program|
|Investigator(s)||Brutzman, Donald P.|
|Sponsor||NPS Naval Research Program (Navy)|
In future naval conflicts, there is strong potential for enemy denial or exploitation of legacy C2 paths. The Network Optional Warfare (NOW) operational concept has shown that the Navy needs optical communications paths for conveying tactical orders and other vital communications which are jam-resistant and LPI.
In several projected warfighting scenarios, either an opponent can able to deny use of legacy communications paths, or else their use will compromise the location of our forces. Either way, we must develop auxiliary means of transmitting tactical information, including engagement orders and targeting information, without being jammed or counter-detected.
Historic techniques include flashing light, flag hoist, and semaphore, but these methods are manpower-intensive, low-bandwidth, and short-ranged. Better alternatives include QR Code streaming, Digital Flashing Light (DFL) and Light Fidelity (LiFi) optical transmission paths. This project will explore proven capabilities and test them in maritime and shipboard environments.
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