#572 Federal Tech Talk with John Gilroy'Remote sensing is optical or multi-spectral and gets other data from other spectrums' Barry Matsumori, CEO BridgeSat Click To Tweet
Topic: Making Satellite Communications Secure
Federal IT systems depend on satellite information as well. Traditionally, data would be transferred via a radio frequency, commonly called RF. Very reliable, but slow and there have been reports of signals being intercepted. During the interview, Barry Matsumori talks about a better mouse trap. He suggests that laser technology can be applied to signal transmission. He argues that the signal is faster and much more difficult to intercept. Although laser-based satellite communications does sound like something out of a science fiction movie, innovative concepts in communications will have to be considered for those people looking at autonomous vehicles.