Google Project Loon

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Google Project Loon by Mind Map: Google Project Loon

1. What Difficulties does this innovation faced and it solution

1.1. How to keep balloons together?

1.1.1. There is a Loon mission control on the ground

1.2. How to ensure faster network is provide to the user?

1.2.1. Google had designed radios and antennas specifically to receive signals from project loon only

2. Aim

2.1. Make all the world's information accessible to all of the world's people

2.2. Increase the coverage of internet

2.3. Help fill coverage gaps

2.4. Connect people in rural and remote areas

2.5. Bring people back online after disasters

3. Background

3.1. Where the inspiration came from

3.1.1. A Group of birds when they are flying

3.2. Principle

3.2.1. Create a network in the sky by sending balloon to the sky Balloons communicate with antennas on the ground, antenna points up at sky and talks to balloon, the balloon talks to it neighbor until reaching the local internet provider which is on the ground

3.3. Development History

3.3.1. Unofficial development started at 2011 A series of trial runs in California's Central Valley

3.3.2. Officially launched at 14 th June 2013 Google began a pilot experiment in New Zealand on 16th June 2013

3.3.3. May-June 2014 Google tested its balloon-powered internet access venture in Piauí, Brazil

3.3.4. Now Google is still developing and improve the whole system Carry our more testing

3.4. Main Componets

3.4.1. Balloon

3.4.2. Specialized internet Antenna

4. Application

4.1. Daily Life

4.1.1. People can access internet in everywhere examples Home Office Countryside Even the center of the ocean

4.2. After Disasters

4.2.1. People can access internet easily, they just required to install an antenna

4.3. In rural and remote areas

4.3.1. By accessing the internet People in there could be helped by doctors in other places Students in there can have lesson by teacher in other places (distance learning) Enhance their education levels Farmers in there can use better weather data (eg. having more accurate forecast) can make some preventive measures against the bad weather

5. Overview

5.1. Advantage

5.1.1. Globalization Shorten the communication gap between the developed countries and the other developing/undeveloped countries of the world Easier to give people internet Speed up the propagation of information

5.1.2. For the user Lower the cost for access internet Faster speed to access the internet Access internet in everywhere

5.1.3. Environment Loon can be reuse by repairing them Energy provided to the Loon are solar energy, so it is eco-friendy

5.2. Disadvantage

5.2.1. In the remote or rural areas Internet maybe costly to by the extra devices People in there may not have the devices to access the internet It may useless for them

5.2.2. Specialized internet antenna is required to install for the user