Presentation on theme: "Internet - To - Go Dr. Bob Dixon Chief Research Engineer OARNet and Ohio State University and TransNet A Small Mobile Satellite System for Internet Access."— Presentation transcript:
Provide high-speed Internet access for ALL purposes, including computers, telephones and PDAs. Inexpensive to build and operate Off-the-shelf parts for easy duplication Easy to operate by one person with one day training, with NO hand tools. Small and light Reliable and adaptable to diverse field conditions Easily modified Transportable System Design Goals
Some Actual Applications Distance Teaching and Learning Conference Madison, Wis. August 2002 Ohio Farm Science Review rural Ohio, Sept 2002 and 2003 National Farm Progress Show rural Iowa, Sept 2002 Distance Learning Conference Worthington, Ohio October 2002 Kentuckyana Cattle Auction rural Kentucky, February 2003 Lewis and Clark Re-enactment Pennsylvania to Oregon and back
Reliability of the Satellite Trailer The Lewis and Clark Expedition has used it: Every day for 6 months At over 100 different rural locations Over 3500 miles traveled, including rough roads With NO FAILURES PS - They now set it up in 7 minutes, using 2 people.
Latest State-of-the Art Wireless Antenna Technology To achieve long range, wireless antennas MUST be directional. That requires careful aiming of the antenna at distant user. All distant users must be in the same direction. New phased array antenna: Aiming is done automatically and electrically. No actual physical aiming of the antenna. Covers a full sector all at once. Longer range than ANY other antenna.
Specialized Remote Units BoatAutomobile Backpack Equestrian Satellite Trailer (Wearable heads-up display under development)