Google Loons : Balloon Powered Internet Access via Stratosphere

Authors(3) :-Mr. Dheeraj Vadhwani, Shivangi Vajpai, Sudeep Dwivedi

The service of Internet Service Providers (ISP) connect us to the global network via Internet services but is reachable to only one out of three in the world’s population. The rest of the Population are not able to get internet access. It is not an easy task to lay the telecommunication lines all around the world to provide internet connection everywhere. As we area aware of that the developing nation cannot afford such a huge sum of money to lay fiber cables, this will not result to a productful solution. Google proposed the project Loon being developed for providing internet access to remote and rural areas. This project is a network of balloons floating in the stratosphere at an altitude of about 20-30 km to create an aerial wireless network with up to 3G-like speeds. In the Loon network, balloons travel around the earth bringing access points to the users. While energy on the balloons cannot be supplied by stable power source or by replacing batteries frequently, the balloons can harvest energy from natural energy sources, e.g. solar energy, or from radio frequency energy by equipping with appropriate circuits. This paper covers the working and designing of Loon balloons, the Loon’s Technology, and its advantages in various fields.

Authors and Affiliations

Mr. Dheeraj Vadhwani
Department of Computer Engineering, Poornima Inst. of Engg. & Technology, Jaipur, India
Shivangi Vajpai
Department of Computer Engineering, Poornima Inst. of Engg. & Technology, Jaipur, India
Sudeep Dwivedi
Department of Computer Engineering, Poornima Inst. of Engg. & Technology, Jaipur, India

Stratosphere, user antenna, solar panel, Google Loon Project, wind data, etc.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 6 | March-April 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-03-25
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 53-56
Manuscript Number : IJSRST174612
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

Cite This Article :

Mr. Dheeraj Vadhwani, Shivangi Vajpai, Sudeep Dwivedi, " Google Loons : Balloon Powered Internet Access via Stratosphere", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 4, Issue 6, pp.53-56, March-April-2018.
Journal URL : http://ijsrst.com/IJSRST174612

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