AIRBORNE INTERNET BY SUJAN GUNDA fromSri Venkateshwara Engineering College , Suryapet
Contents• Introduction• Satellite Internet & Airborne Internet• Airborne Internet Architecture• Halo Architecture• Implementation• Helios• Advantages of Airborne Internet• Conclusion
Introduction•Airborne Internet is a private, secure and reliable peer-to-peeraircraft communications network that uses the same technologyas the commercial Internet.•Land-based lines are limited physically in how much data theycan deliver because of the diameter of the cable or phone line.•In an airborne internet, there is no such physical limitation,enabling a broader capacity.•It is convenient and has several uses like flight planning,security planning en route reservations, travel arrangements.
Applications and principle•The security applications including flight tracking/deviationmonitoring, in-flight video monitoring, cockpit voice/videorecording.•This airborne internet is an approach to provide a generalpurpose, multi application data channel to aviation.•A primary application for A.I. is to track aircraft for the air trafficcontrol system.•The principle behind the A.I. is to establish a robust, reliable,and available digital data channel to aircraft.
Satellite Internet & Airborne InternetThe word on just about every Internet users lips these days is"broadband.“We have so much more data to send and download today,including audio files, video files and photos, that its cloggingour wimpy modems.Many Internet users are switching to cable modems anddigital subscriber lines (DSL’s) to increase their bandwidth.
Satellite Internet & Airborne InternetSatellite Internet does not use telephone lines or cablesystems, but instead uses a satellite dish for two-way (uploadand down-load) data communications.Upload speed is about one-tenth of the 500 kbps downloadspeed. Cable and DSL have higher download speeds, butsatellite systems are about 10 times faster than a normalmodem.
Airborne Internet ArchitectureFig 1: Airborne-Internet systems will require that an antenna be attachedto the side of your house or work place
HALO ArchitectureFig 2:This diagram shows how the HALO Network will enable a high speedwireless Internet connection
ImplementationThe Angel Technologies is developing an air borne internet network through its HALONetwork.The centerpiece of this network is the Proteus plane, which will carry wirelessnetworking equipment into the air.The AI network hub consists of an antenna array and electronics for wirelesscommunication. The antenna array creates hundreds of virtual cells, like mobile-phone cells, on the ground to serve thousands of users.
ImplementationThe Helios aircraft will be equipped with telecommunicationsequipment and stay airborne for six months straight.
Advantages of Airborne Internet over Existing Systems
ConclusionThus this airborne internet technology has a wide range ofutilities in the field of aviation services like aircraft monitoringand air traffic management, weather information etc., and alsoprovides an opportunity for the passengers to access theinternet at very high altitudes that is, in the aero planes andother conventional services.Thus it is a further new trend in this mobile world which isestablishing the connectivity by building network in the air.