Accession Number:

ADD020365

Title:

High-Speed Underwater Data Transmission System and Method

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, filed 2 May 2008

Corporate Author:

NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER DIV NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-05-05

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

An underwater data transmission system including arrays of nano-meter scaled photon emitters and sensors on an outer surface of an underwater platform. For the emitters, a laser is pulsed to correlate with data packets, providing a beam of photons at a prescribed frequency. Nano-scaled collecting lenses channel the incoming photons to photo-receptors located at a focal plane for the frequency at the base of each lens. A coating on the lenses absorbs photons at the frequency that are not aligned with the longitudinal axes of the lenses or tubes. Nano-wires connect the photo-receptors to a light intensity integrator. The integrator integrates the intensity over a surface area. The output of the integrator is fed to a signal processor to track and process the arriving digital packets.

Subject Categories:

  • Telemetry
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE