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Office of Naval Research Set to Upgrade the 200-Year-Old Signal Lamp for Modern Stealth Communication

Office of Naval Research Set to Upgrade the 200-Year-Old Signal Lamp for Modern Stealth Communication

QM3 Karlo Broussard communicates with ships in Pearl Harbor using a signal lamp in the Naval Station Pearl Harbor Signal Control Tower in 2008. US Navy Photo

For more than 200 years the signal lamp was used by navies the world over to silently send messages over stretches of distant seas. But since the close of World War II the fundamentals behind the signaling device haven’t changed much, as new types of radio and digital communications surpassed the speed and reliability of visual signaling. Read More