[nSLUG] 1.2 Gigabit wireless

J. Paul Bissonnette jpaulb at eastlink.ca
Fri Sep 2 16:03:03 ADT 2005


Jason Kenney wrote:

>> Looking at some news on web.de. The DLR  (Germany space agency) has 
>> tested data transfer over a laser beam. The beam was transmitted from 
>> a balloon at an altitude of  22km, received by a ground station 60 km 
>> away. Error free Transmission speed was as high as 1.2 gigabit/sec.  
>> DLR didn't say if they were using Linux . ;)
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> "Error free"? Doesn't all data transfer like this have errors? They 
> are just corrected? And there is a trade off between signal strength 
> and error rate (usually the probability of bit error I think).
>
> Oh well. Reporters never have the interesting parts of the science in 
> their articles.
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> Jason
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You will have to talk to DLR  in Oberpfaffenhofen about errors, tel +49 
8152 280

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