Aerospace
LiFi

For 'plug and play' wireless integration of a payload

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The advantages

Weight savings and faster integration for significant cost savings

For 'plug and play' wireless integration of a payload

Aerospace is a constantly evolving field of transport that thrives on technological innovation to improve aircraft designs. Sophisticated aerospace engineering brings forth many benefits, both for the production companies and passengers involved. Whether it is a space exploration satellite or a carrier aircraft; fuel-saving, lighter weight, sturdier design, faster production, and reliable in-built communication systems are highly sought after in the aerospace arena. LiFi technology is an innovation whose integration can improve all these areas of aircraft functionality. Every spacecraft needs high-speed date transmission and real-time communication with no latency, but the advantages of LiFi technology don’t just end here. In fact, they are just beginning to be explored in new industry settings now. As R&D and customization potentials grow, LiFi internet is bound to make air travel smoother, faster, and more economical.

FAQs

Speed

The defense sector is characteristically high-risk and time-sensitive. Reliance on traditional internet to carry out defense-related communications comes at a cost, as WiFi is prone to interception, lags, and slower speeds in many locations. LiFi can be the perfect solution for the military internet because of features such as high speed, quick deployment, simple installation process, and cost efficiency. Operations in defense are highly dynamic and rapid technological adaptation is needed to stay on track with military missions. LiFi Internet for the military can save considerable time on installation and uninstallation of the network, as well as reduce the logistical impact of establishing a secure communication channel. Moreover, the data transfer speed of LiFi internet is more than 100 times higher than military WiFi, giving it the name speed-of-light internet. LiFi can become an asset for carrying out fast-paced defense operations around the globe.

LiFi technology, also known as light fidelity or Li-fi, utilizes free space optical communication to transmit data through light signals. In aerospace communications, LiFi provides a lightweight and efficient alternative to traditional wired connections. The adoption of LiFi Internet in spacecrafts leads to significant weight savings, reduced installation time, and enhanced reliability, ultimately contributing to a more streamlined and cost-effective aerospace industry.
LiFi technology significantly reduces the weight of aerospace systems by eliminating the need for heavy cables and extensive wiring. The use of free space optics in LiFi communication systems results in weight savings of up to 500 kg in aircraft like the Boeing 777. This lightweight connectivity not only leads to cost reduction but also simplifies the installation process, making space transmission more efficient and quicker. LiFi’s reliance on light frequency signals minimizes the physical infrastructure required, contributing to reduced development and integration time.
LiFi technology simplifies aerospace engineering by offering a quick and simple installation process. With minimal physical infrastructure required, engineers can focus on other aspects of aircraft design, such as improving balance, speed, and passenger comfort. The simplified design leads to long-term cost savings, reduced maintenance requirements, and increased production volume of future spacecraft. Additionally, LiFi Internet’s environment-friendly characteristics, such as reduced carbon emissions and energy-efficient LED lights, make it a sustainable choice for aerospace communications.
LiFi-based aerospace communications provide high bandwidth, low latency connections that are ideal for offering internet on aircraft. Unlike traditional radio wave-dependent systems, LiFi connections are not susceptible to interference or interceptions. This results in uninterrupted connectivity for passengers throughout the flight, enabling them to stay connected with family, friends, work, and entertainment. LiFi’s improved security features and energy efficiency contribute to a healthier cabin environment by reducing passengers’ exposure to radio waves.
LiFi technology revolutionizes the installation and testing process for aerospace structures by offering quick and simple deployment. Since LiFi communication relies on light frequency signals, it eliminates the need for traditional cables and equipment, reducing crowding in aircraft infrastructure. This not only saves considerable time for engineering companies but also frees up space for accommodating passengers, cargo, or safety devices. The minimized installation hassles improve construction efficiency, leading to reduced satellite installation and testing time and a faster time-to-market rate for aerospace structures.
Free space optical communication faces challenges such as atmospheric interference and alignment issues. Mitigation involves adaptive optics, advanced tracking systems, encryption for security, and incorporating relay stations to address line-of-sight limitations.

Use cases

Aerospace LiFi

Replacing Cables in Defense with LiFi Technology

Replacement of data cables in a satellite, a launcher or an aircraft

LiFi Cable replacement in satellite test facilities

Cable replacement in satellite test facilities (AIT: Assembly, Integration, Testing)

Oledomm's LiFi Satellite Payload

Integration of a payload in a satellite, whether it is inside or outside the satellite

LiFi Technology in Aircraft

Secure wireless communication within an aircraft, in the cockpit or cabin

Li-Fi Technology in Launchers

Communications within a launcher between the different stages, between the launcher and the satellites they carry or between the launcher and the ground

Lifi in Space launched by SpaceX

Space rendez-vous

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