Airborne Wireless Network (OTC QB: ABWN) has announced that, in preparation of its upcoming Hybrid Radio and Laser Communications Flight Test, Mynaric (formerly Vialight Communications), has arranged for the shipment of two flight laser terminals and associated components to ABWN pursuant to the Design and Manufacturing Services Agreement effective August 11, 2017, the company said.
The confirmed shipment will allow ABWN to execute its next phase of testing, to conduct a two-plane test utilizing two Cessnas or equivalent planes (the Cessna Tests).
The Cessna Tests build upon ABWN´s successful May 2017 proof of flight concept test performed in Roswell, New Mexico, which utilized two Boeing 767s and successfully demonstrated the ability of aircraft equipped with Infinitus Super Highwayâ¢ to act as airborne repeaters / routers to send and receive broadband signals from one aircraft to another.
The proof of flight concept test also successfully demonstrated aircraft-to-ground communication, ground-to-aircraft communication, and aircraft-to-aircraft-to-ground-and-back communication.
Mynaric is a manufacturer of laser communication technologies used to establish dynamic communication networks in the air and in space. Its wireless data transmission products include ground stations and laser terminals, which allow very large quantities of data to be sent wirelessly over long distances at high speeds. For more information see: www.mynaric.com
About Airborne Wireless Network intends to create a high-speed broadband airborne wireless network by linking aircraft in flight, called the Infinitus Super Highwayâ¢.