Bidirectional Ethernet Data Links
Real-time data and video streamed on-demand to everything from our hand-held devices to our desktop. Bidirectional data link systems used in ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) operations as an Ethernet gateway between the air and ground systems. Data, including “video over IP” can be routed between the aircraft and ground system the same as any node on a network. It stands to reason that aircraft operations would greatly benefit from a transparent data link where the sensor operators (and sensors) on the aircraft can remain connected to their command center with a fully bidirectional data link. It would be as if a network cable was routed to the aircraft. Both forward error correction and “hand-shaking” can be employed for data reliability. Data can also be encrypted prior to transmission to prevent eavesdropping.