Fiberless 5G Backhaul

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Attochron's i-AIR(TM) Fiberless 5G Backhaul: the world's first and only ultrashort pulse laser-based optical wireless telecommunications link -- all others have used 'continuous wave' (CW) lasers. This technology space is generally known as 'free-space-optical communications' (FSOC). Past attempts to beam a CW telecommunications laser through the air (to extend the reach of fiber-optics networks) have been blocked by weather (fog, clouds and separately: clear air 'scintillation'). Attochron's i-AIR solution represents the first time a FSOC system can safely beam through any weather and finally solve this 'propagation' problem over meaningful distances known as 'backhaul' (the No. 1 challenge facing the $T telecommunication market: typically 2 to 5 kilometer high-capacity commercial 'links'). i-AIR is a complementary technology (and not a competitor) to both fiber-optics and installed radio communications since it extends optical communications (helping drive revenue to local fiber-optic networks) AND it 'offloads' the 90%+ of non-mission-critical data clogging otherwise valuable radio networks. Millions of cell towers and enterprises require a new backhaul link today and millions more 5G small cell sites require a new backhaul solution in the near future.

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  • ABOUT THE ENTRANT

  • Name:
    Tom Chaffee
  • Type of entry:
    team
    Team members:
    Tom Chaffee, Founder, CEO & Managing Member, Lead Inventor
    Dr. Robert Fleishauer, Lt. Col. USAF (ret.) VP of Atmospheric Sciences
    James Olson, VP of Sales
  • Profession:
    Business Owner/Manager
  • Tom's favorite design and analysis tools:
    Attochron uses various tools in the field including NI Labview and softwares included with test & measurement hardware; we also typically work with subcontractors who may use various analysis and modeling tools.
  • Tom's hobbies and activities:
    Playing music (guitar); bicycle riding.
  • Tom belongs to these online communities:
    OSA, IEEE, various others
  • Tom is inspired by:
    I've had an intense creative inspiration/attraction to the unique physics possible (understood and emerging including with Attochron's work) with ultrashort pulse optics typically, but not limited to, femtosecond pulsewidths.
  • Patent status:
    patented