Raytheon Announces Next-Gen Optical Communication
Raytheon Blackbird Technologies developed lightweight and portable NexGen Optix, which uses less power and costs less than conventional optical systems. The system can send more data within the same bandwidth over longer distances. As a means of communication, the system uses lasers rather than radio frequencies, which makes the signal less susceptible to being detected, interfered with, or jammed. In addition to its capacity to carry data quickly, NexGen Optix is also simple to implement in the field, making it very attractive. The system is also built with durable components capable of withstanding severe environmental conditions. This ensures that it will function reliably even in the most challenging circumstances.