CSIRO develops the world’s fastest microwave wireless link
A point-to-point microwave wireless transmission link with the highest physical-layer data rate ever accomplished, 10 Gigabits per second (Gbit/s) in each direction, has been demonstrated by Australia’s national study agency, CSIRO. The tech will be used to develop high speed data links over tens of kilometers where the population is sparse making laying fiber optics costly.
“Our technologies provides the means to attain multi-gigabit-per-second links with high flexibility at low price. It will also be useful for making links to meet short-term needs, such as emergencies,” mentioned Dr Ian Oppermann, Director of CSIRO’s ICT Centre. “The ten Gbit/s symmetric data rate is a key advance on what is available in the market place,” Dr Oppermann continued.
CSIRO’s point-to-point technology employs software package-defined radio (SDR) tactics in the microwave bands. Thanks to CSIRO-patented advances, the technologies operates in a wide contiguous spectral band or across a quantity of discontinuous spectral bands, with incredibly high spectral efficiency, even in the presence of close to-neighbour channels from other users, more than a range of up to 50km. When combined with greater-layer information compression methods, it will deliver even greater client data rates.