The Internet From The Air

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Garnet Swan, Andrew Mariscal Ben Ryan James Hanks 09:00 23 January 2017 27 January 2017 INTERNET FROM THE AIR Specific Purpose: Educate students on way companies are working on providing internet to developing countries. Central Idea: Companies are exploring alternative methods to supply internet to hard to reach areas. Introduction I. (Attention Getter) Imagine being able to send a tweet in the middle of the dessert ! How About the middle of the ocean! II. (Audience Adaptation) You may think not having Wi-Fi at grandma’s house is rough, but there are millions of people out there with no internet access at all! III. (Purpose) Today we would like to explain alternative methods companies are using to provide internet to countries with…show more content…
3. When the balloon has reached, it’s end of life, deflates the balloon and deploys the parachute and lands in an uninhabited area where Google can pick it up. 4. The Balloons have extremely high range, up to 5000 km or 3000 mi. According to the BBC article, it would only take 300 balloons to make a band around the world. According to a MIT Technology Review article from 2015, the balloons will use lasers to communicate each other and ground stations. B. According to Google’s own webpage updated in 2016, The balloons are made up of five parts: Transceivers, Solar Panels, Parachute, Flight Capsule and of course the balloon. 1. The transceivers are the main communication devices onboard the balloons. a) They send information down to the ground using LTE just like a conventional cell tower except instead of being on a tall tower they 're hanging from the bottom of a mobile balloon. b) They also communicate in between other balloons and ground stations. (i) The Balloons will have a speed of 10 Mbps, fast enough to browse the web and stream video at standard quality. 2. The solar panels provide electricity to the balloon and batteries. a) During the daylight, the solar panels charge the batteries and power the device. b) In darkness, the batteries take over with the energy the solar panels provided earlier. 3. The parachute carries the device safely back down to Earth. a) When the balloon has expired the rest of the device needs to come

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