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Airbus pushes on with airborne data transfer solution

25th April 2014 - 11:41 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Newport


Airbus Defence and Space has started the second development stage of its Dazzle laser beam data transferral system following an initial phase that exceeded expectations, a company executive has claimed.

Dazzle is aimed at allowing data on-board high-altitude pseudo-satellites (HAPS) to be transferred via a laser beam to the ground, thus reducing the need to store the data onboard aircraft, Gary Clayton, UK R&T lead for the company, told Shephard on 25  April. 

HAPS sit at an altitude of approximately 60,000ft in order to effectively avoid the effects of wind on operations and harvest solar power during the day so

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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