Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are a relatively new and rapidly growing application for fiber optic communications. Utilized as the primary communications conduit between ground control and the antenna controlling the UAV, fiber optics provide a very fast and efficient means for transmitting a very large amount of data over long distances.
Typically, UAVs use communications links for vehicle positioning/control and information/data transmission. Due to the critical nature of the information being sent to and from the UAV, high bandwidth and rapid transmission over long distances is imperative to its success. Fiber optics provide the bandwidth and transmission capabilities required with the added benefit of EMI and RFI immunity, making this an ideal solution for these applications.
Timbercon designs and manufactures a variety of cable assembly and optical sub-assembly products to support UAV control and data transmission applications. These products are available in a number of standard configurations and can be customized for your specific application.