is developing compact fiber-optical laser communication terminals for satellites and unmanned aerial vehicles. These terminals are designed to operate in an eye-safe wavelength range of 1.55 μm or 2 μm. Invisible and narrow laser beams enable unprecedented immunity to electromagnetic interference, while 2 μm wavelength is hardly detectable even with modern infrared cameras. Non-licensed spectrum makes these terminals attractive also for terrestrial use by delivering 4G/5G connectivity where fiber infrastructure is not available.
UAB „Astrolight“ holds a unique technology that enables cost-effective electroless metal plating on 3D surfaces – Selective Surface Activation Induced by Laser (SSAIL). SSAIL is a patented technology for additive metallization directly onto the dielectric material by modifying surface properties with a laser. It has been developed in Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (FTMC) and licensed to UAB „Astrolight“. Lasers can write the circuits directly by modifying the surface of polymers followed by an electroless metal plating. Areas of technology application: Internet of Things and navigation antennas.