40 GBit @ 240 GHz across 1 km LoS
philfagan at gmail.com
Fri May 17 17:37:07 UTC 2013
Nice...8x300Gbit optical beams; that's awesome.
On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 11:33 AM, Warren Bailey <
wbailey at satelliteintelligencegroup.com> wrote:
> Super high frequency stuff is already in space. Iridium uses ka for
> their space craft to space craft routing network. Not much attenuation in a
> vacuum.. ;)
> Look up vortex beams. These guys should hook up with the vortex guys.
> They were getting like 40bits to hertz using oam.
> Sent from my Mobile Device.
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Phil Fagan <philfagan at gmail.com>
> Date: 05/17/2013 10:29 AM (GMT-08:00)
> To: Warren Bailey <wbailey at satelliteintelligencegroup.com>
> Cc: Carsten Bormann <cabo at tzi.org>,NANOG list <nanog at nanog.org>
> Subject: Re: 40 GBit @ 240 GHz across 1 km LoS
> Well put; 1kM is a giant leap from .1Km, but its a far cry from rural
> I wonder what the fixed mobile/metro use cases might look like;
> Alternate path, aggregate short distance media backhaul...
> I think I like the idea most for non-earth atmosphere use cases, space
> vehicle or exploration vehicle use.
> Can you blast your way through rain, snow, or hell...a sandstorm by
> increasing your power?
> On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 10:44 AM, Warren Bailey <
> wbailey at satelliteintelligencegroup.com> wrote:
>> I disagree.
>> It's not the near field stuff that is an issue.. It's the far field stuff
>> further down the road that is going to murder the link.. Look at his Fig 1
>> and Fig 2.
>> Fig 1 is saying that he is getting killed at 50mm/h of rain at 60 gig and
>> at 175 gig. Fig 2 is saying that everything works well until you exceed
>> .1km - where real life kicks back in. His clear sky is normal for anything
>> wireless, but look at what happens at distances exceeding his comfort
>> zone. From .1km to 1km he's taking 30-50dB of loss on his link. I don't
>> know what kind of transmitter he has, but *IF* he were to encounter rain I
>> sure as hell hope he has a form of transmit power control. I also noticed
>> that they're using OOK, which is much better than FSK but runs the risk of
>> being clobbered by a relatively small amount of noise.
>> So yes, this is awesome for running huge data rates across the street.
>> Down the road, you may have a few bad days.
>> On 5/17/13 8:22 AM, "Carsten Bormann" <cabo at tzi.org> wrote:
>> >On May 17, 2013, at 16:30, Warren Bailey
>> ><wbailey at satelliteintelligencegroup.com> wrote:
>> >> By not working. At those frequencies you're talking a light moisture
>> >>pocket taking the entire link down.
>> >Not quite as bad:
>> >The ~ 50 mm/h rain they seem to budget for is not yet quite an "end of
>> >the world" torrent, but it's not like you sneeze and the link goes down.
>> >(And if you have more than 50 mm/h sustained, you've got a much, much
>> >bigger problem :-)
>> >Grüße, Carsten
> Phil Fagan
> Denver, CO
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