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Old 06-10-2019, 06:29 PM
KLF KLF is offline
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Default An Owl and a ClusterDuck = communication during disasters

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Link to the project's website:

This is an interesting one. The idea is to create a small WiFi mesh network with rather cheap devices dubbed as DUCKS. People can connect to network and access SOS service in a situation when phone lines and internet service don't work.

Project's own website explains this much better than I can, so if you are interested - check it out.

Another video (19mins)

While I was typing this and thinking that these devices could be dropped from a helicopter or just pre-install in houses in flood prone areas - same ideas were said aloud in that video.
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:35 PM
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A bit of an old idea as Motorola built similar mesh systems in the early 2000s. Problem with this application is that when a disaster like a hurricane hits you generally loose power and internet over a wider area. Mesh nodes as described in this project only have a range of a few hundred feet. Even less if not mounted on a utility pole. Powering is also an issue. Each AP would need a solar panel and clear weather unless normal grid power is still up.
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