ASU project to give satellites a shared, optical language
One of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration’s biggest new projects will enable low orbiting satellites to communicate with each other and with ground operations. The goal is to provide a low-cost, high-speed, optical data links that will improve satellite communications for the military, government, corporate and private sectors. Funding for the project’s first phase has been awarded to ASU’s Center for Wireless Information Systems and Computational Architectures, directed by Fulton Schools Professor Daniel Bliss, who is the lead investigator for the project. His work on the Space-Based Adaptive Communications Node initiative project with researchers at three other universities and two technology companies is expected to produce significant advances in space communications and transportation technologies.