Facebook’s first full scale aircraft, Aquila : Connecting Remote Areas using laser technology

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Facebook’s first full scale aircraft, Aquila : Connecting Remote Areas using laser technology

Light is playing an important role in this universe, without light there is no life. People were using Light for the communication from centuries ago. Why can’t we use the same technology now to connect remote places? Facebook’s ambitious project to provide internet connectivity to the remote places on earth using laser technology and a wonderful aircraft which beam downs internet connectivity from the sky. Aquila aircraft, is a part of facebook’s Internet.org effort.

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Aquila is a solar powered unmanned plane. It has the wingspan of a Boeing 737, but weighs less than a car and can stay in the air for months at a time.

Facebook's Aquila Aircraft

Facebook’s Aquila Aircraft

Aquila is light weight, looks like a thin plate flying in air.

Facebook's Aquila Aircraft

Facebook’s Aquila Aircraft

 

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Facebook's Aquila Aircraft

Facebook’s Aquila Aircraft

Facebook’s Laser Technology Used For Connectivity

Facebook's Laser Technology 3

Facebook’s Laser Technology

A breakthrough in laser communications technology, made this possible. Facebook successfully tested a new laser that can transmit data at 10 gigabits per second. That’s ten times faster than any previous system, and it can accurately connect with a point the size of a dime from more than 10 miles away.

Facebook's Laser Technology 3

Facebook’s Laser Technology

 

This effort is important because 10% of the world’s population lives in areas without existing internet infrastructure. To affordably connect everyone, we need to build completely new technologies.

How Facebook’s Aquila Aircraft establish Connection ? 

Establishing connectivity using aircraft is a totally different idea, looks like practically impossible, proving theoretically might be easier but the real world scenario might be more challenging. using lasers might seem like science fiction. But science fiction is often just science before its time. It will be tested in the real world and continue refining.

Facebook's Aquila Communication

Facebook’s Aquila Communication

 

The projected laser beam can reach the remote places and the receivers fitted on the roof of the house can establish the connection.

Facebook's Aquila Communication

Facebook’s Aquila Communication

 

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Facebook’s Aquila Project Team.

Facebook has a solid team, enough money but more importantly they are utilising it very well. To survive in market one should always think about the competitors and never give any chance to any one to come and stand with you.

Facebook Connectivity Lab has skilled engineers like Yalae Maguire PHD,

Yalae Maguire PHD

Yalae Maguire PHD

To achieve this Facebook must reinvent the laser technology, Hamid Hemmati has taken the responsibility.

Hamid Hemmati

Hamid Hemmati

An Aircraft is different and using an aircraft for connectivity is totally different, Andy Cox is heading Aviation Team 

Andy Cox

Andy Cox

An electro optical field is an interesting area of research and Harvard Harding in Facebook is really innovating in that field .

Harvard Harding

Harvard Harding

 

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