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Anywhere at Anytime Internet: Google Loon Balloons

Journal of Network and Information Security

Volume 3 Issue 1

Published: 2015
Author(s) Name: Sheba Jiju George, K. R. Remesh Babu | Author(s) Affiliation: Dept of Information Technology, Govt Engg College, Mahatma Gandhi University, Idukki, Kerala, India.
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Abstract

Loon Balloons, the network of balloons which provides Internet for people in rural and remote area, is a recent project undertaken by Google. Though Internet is a global network, large number of people does not have access to it. Loon technology is also helpful in disaster management, e.g.: during floods in Kashmir, where a reliable communication system was not available, Google Loon Balloons could be one of the solutions. These balloons with the help of Wi-Fi technology, help to attain unlimited connectivity to the global community of internet. The Loon Balloons provide connectivity to a ground area of about 40 km in diameter using LTE. Using LTE enabled devices and also through their phones, people can directly access the Internet. Google implemented Loon project in New Zealand in June 2013 as a pilot experiment and now improvements are being made in Loon technology based on the pilot test results.

Keywords: Loon Balloon, Envelope, Solar Panels, Enodes, Sensor Database, Seismic Waves

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