Beams of neutrinos have been proposed as a vehicle for communications under unusual circumstances, such as direct point-to-point global communication, communication with submarines, secure communications and interstellar communication. We report on the performance of a low-rate communications link established using the NuMI beam line and the MINERvA detector at Fermilab. The link achieved a decoded data rate of 0.1 bits/sec with a bit error rate of 1% over a distance of 1.035 km, including 240 m of earth.
Modern Physics Letters A
- Pub Date:
- May 2012
- Ordinary neutrinos (nuW bosons;
- Communication forms and techniques;
- High Energy Physics - Experiment
- 10 pages, 7 figures, updated with final figures used in Modern Physics Letters A publication