Laser Communication Terminals for Aerial Applications

  • Data rates of 3 Gbps - current developments for 10-40Gbps
  • Point-to-point communication involving UAVs, aircraft, HAPs, satellites
  • Operational scenarios: Inter-platform, platform-to-ground, platform-to-satellite
  • Advanced Optical Link Protection (AOLP) technology for reliable data transmission even under worst case atmospheric turbulence conditions
  • No license costs, no usage restrictions, no ITU spectrum regulation
  • "Stealth" communication:  Highly robust against interception, jamming, or spoofing due to narrow beam divergence
  • Highly eye-safe due to wavelength of 1550 nm
MLT-20: Micro Laser Communication Terminal for Aerial Applications (UAVs, HAPs, Helicopters)

MLT-20: Micro Laser Communication Terminal for Aerial Applications

The MLT-20 is a miniaturized laser communication terminal for the application on small flight platforms such as UAVs or helicopters. The main focus in the development of the series was a compact system based on an innovative pointing mechanism, low power consumption and heat dissipation. This terminal is optimized for the dynamic behavior of agile flight platforms with a high degree of vibrations. For more information contact us. Data sheet.

  • Data rate >3 Gbps
  • Transmit/receive aperture of 20 mm 
  • Approximate weight of 5-8 kg (depending on configuration)
  • Link distance up to 50 km
  • Full stabilization against platform vibration and motion
MLT-100: Micro Laser Communication Terminal for Stratospheric Applications

MLT-100: Laser Communication Terminal for Inter-Platform Connections

The MLT-100 is a miniaturized laser communication terminal for high-performance backbone networks. Main application areas are the interconnection of high-flying platforms (e.g. stratospheric platforms or passenger airliners) and the setup of relay scenarios using a combination of an MLT-20 (e.g. on a small UAV) and an MLT-100 on a larger relay platform. The main feature is a large terminal aperture (Ø100mm) combined with minimum weight and volume requirements for the whole system. For more information contact us. Data sheet.

  • Data rate >3 Gbps (10Gbps by end of 2015)
  • Transmit/receive aperture of 100 mm 
  • Weight down to 3kg
  • Link distance up to 600 km
  • Temperature range -80°C..+40°C