The Perfect Project- Project Loon

Technology is Contagious

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What is a Project Loon?

Many of us think of the Internet as a global community. But two-thirds of the world’s population does not yet have Internet access. Project Loon is a network of balloons traveling on the edge of space, designed to connect people in rural and remote areas, help fill coverage gaps, and bring people back online after disasters.
Project Loon: The Technology

How a Loon Travels

Project Loon balloons float 20 km above the ground, twice as high as planes and mountains. In the stratosphere, there are many layers of wind, and each layer of wind directs the loon in flying. Loon balloons go where they’re needed by rising or descending into a layer of wind. By partnering with Telecommunications companies to share cellular spectrum, the Project Loon company has enabled people to connect to the balloon network directly from their phones and other LTE-enabled devices. The signal is then passed across the balloon network and back down to the global Internet on Earth.

By moving with the wind, the balloons can be arranged to form one large communications network.

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Local Area Network (LAN)

A local area network (LAN) is a computer network that interconnects computers within a limited area such as a home, school, computer laboratory, or office building, using network media.


There are two basic categories of network topologies: physical topologies and logical topologies. The cabling layout used to link devices is the physical topology of the network. This refers to the layout of cabling, the locations of nodes, and the interconnections between the nodes and the cabling.
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