Quintron installed and is supporting the Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) project at Goddard Space Center. In 2017 Quintron setup and helped install the VoIP communications system for the facility, its control room and client users throughout the center including a clean room with VoIP keysets. It also supported a connection to White Sands Missile Range that allowed WSMR voice communications to be integrated into the Quintron VoIP system allowing users at both locations to share audio and communicate.
It currently takes 90 minutes to transmit high-resolution images from Mars, but NASA would like to dramatically reduce that time to just minutes. A new optical communications system will lead the way and even allow the streaming of high-definition video from distances beyond the Moon.
This dramatically enhanced transmission speed will be demonstrated by the Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) and be developed by a team led by engineers at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., LCRD is expected to fly as a hosted payload on a commercial communications satellite.