LOS ANGELES, March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Airborne Wireless Network (OTCQB: ABWN) (the “Company”), is pleased to announce it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with German Aerospace Center (DLR) spin-off, ViaLight. Pursuant to the MOU, both companies will explore integrating a laser-based communications system with the Company’s contemplated Infinitus Super Highway ™ fully-meshed airborne broadband system, to enhance and maximize data speeds far beyond today’s existing networks.
Jason T. de Mos, the Company’s Vice President of Business Development and Aviation Compliance, said, “We believe that once developed, our hybrid system, combined with traditional radio-links with laser could deliver an extreme-capacity airborne backbone that would offer unprecedented bandwidth at a reasonable cost. Our vision is a marriage of radio frequency control for accurately locating aircraft in the mesh, and the ability to switch back and forth between laser and radio frequency for data-communications, allowing our contemplated system to successfully operate under adverse weather conditions, thereby offering the best of both worlds.”
Laser is 100% secure from jamming, as well as interception. It remains stealth due to its narrow beam divergence. The proposed hybrid laser communication system would utilize eye-safe laser light to transmit data for ultra-long-distance communications. This proposed high-bandwidth system would make it inaccessible to any current competing technologies.
ViaLight has more than 15-years of extensive laser communication experience in point-to-point communication scenarios on the ground, in the air, and into space. ViaLight has successfully deployed its laser terminal on a Tornado jet-fighter, flying at speeds of more than 750km/hr. Its technology offers ultra-high data rate communication across vast distances, while being highly power efficient and secure at the same time.
About Airborne Wireless Network
The Company intends to create a high-speed broadband airborne wireless network by linking commercial aircraft in flight. It is projected that each aircraft participating in the network will act as an airborne repeater or router, sending and receiving broadband signals from one aircraft to the next and creating a digital superhighway in the sky. The Company intends the network to be a high-speed broadband internet pipeline to improve coverage connectivity. The Company does not intend to provide retail customer coverage to end users, but, instead, act as a wholesale carrier with target customers, such as internet service providers and telephone companies.
Currently, the world’s connectivity is achieved by use of undersea cables, ground based fiber and satellites. The Company believes that the Company’s airborne digital highway may be a solution to fill the world’s connectivity void. Once the network is developed and fully implemented, its uses may be limitless. The Company’s network, once developed, should provide low cost, high-speed connectivity to rural areas, island nations, ships at sea, oil platforms, in addition to connectivity to commercial and private aircraft in flight.
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