Show NotesEpisode #572
Federal TechTalk with John Gilroy
Date: October 30, 2018
Moderator: John Gilroy
Guest: Barry Mitsumori, CEO BridgeSat BridgeSat BridgeSat Communications
Length: 40 minutes
Audio link: Federal Tech Talk with John Gilroy: #572>
Our guest today is Barry Matusumori, CEO BridgeSat, Inc. When they write the history of technology in 2018 there will be entire chapters on blockchain, IoT, and artificial intelligence. There is so much innovation taking place in federal information technology that innovations in space technology gets swept under the rug. Today, Barry will show us how technology is not just limited to mother earth.
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.