Hi Everyone, Welcome to Intelligent Computing. As we stated in our Facebook Page update, Google is about to launch the Hot air balloon service for accessing the Internet to almost everyone and at faster speed. Its on the Way out and test balloons has already been launched and tested in New Zealand.
Introduction to Google’s Project Loon
According to Rich DeVaul (Chief technical Architect at Project Loon) everyone is not everyone actually, there are lots of people out there who are intact from internet and Main aim of Project Loon is to deliver internet to really everyone. Yes regardless of local services or wired lines in remote areas specially.
How Project Loon works?
Google’s Project Loon is amazing architecture having network of wireless balloons floating twice high as cloud or Airplanes, almost 40KM high, all are connected via wireless networks and finally connected to one ground station.
Every user who wants to avail this facility need to have special antenna, these can be fitted outside the home or even in moving vehicles.
This is how Project Loon is going to work.
- At the Altitude of 40KM there will be floating balloons powered by solar panels and derived by floating Air at that level.
- These balloons will be interconnected to form a wireless network with each others.
- Finally for a big area, there will be on ground station which will supply internet to one of these interconnected balloons and internet will be distributed over the globe.
- One balloon will be covering 40KM of Area from that much height.
Why this Project loon and for whom?
As already stated, for those who are almost not in touch with any kind of internet connecting media, especially in southern hemisphere, there are lots there. Google not only making people live like king on internet but also making them to touch internet and have the great advantage of it