Raytheon live-demos DART-T Troposcatter communications

Ryan Block
R. Block|02.13.07

Sponsored Links

Ryan Block
February 13th, 2007
Raytheon live-demos DART-T Troposcatter communications
Yeah, we know it sounded kind of boring up in the title, but we have to admit we're a little intrigued by Raytheon's Marine field-test demo, which apparently proved the use of its DART-T Troposcatter atmospheric communications system. Bouncing signals off the troposphere, the DART-T achieved uninterrupted 20Mbps voice, video and data connections to another DART-T point. Certainly not tech civilians will be using any time in the forseeable future, but should space dust or a rogue enemy-state knock out some satellites, at least some kind of backup plan is in place for the military. In other words, us GPS-using, HDTV watching, bandwidth gobbling end-users will likely be left to fend for ourselves.
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Popular on Engadget