Airborne Wireless Network (ABWN) is a California based technology company who is poised to create the future of airborne connectivity by creating a global, high-speed, airborne wireless connectivity network using commercial aircrafts.
During the pioneering days of wireless data-connectivity in 1998, an inventor had hopes to createa worldwide “data-pipeline” or “airborne digital superhighway”which would provide broadband connectivityusing commercial flights and filed for a patent that was awarded on September 4, 2001. Unfortunately, the development of this newly awarded patent would be unsuccessful due to the events that took place on September 11, 2001.
Based on the technology and knowledge of today, ABWN has Acquired this Asset and will use the inventor’s previous research as the roadmap and blueprint for the development of ABWN’s very own “Airborne Wireless Network” that will improve coverage connectivity currently lacking and fill the connectivity void that satellites, undersea cables, and ground based fiber cannot complete. Simply put, this new technology will consist of linking commercial aircrafts in flight as a network where each participating aircraft will act as an airborne repeater or router that will send and receive broadband signals from one aircraft to another and essentially create a digital superhighway in the sky versus the satellites in space.
The company intends to offer this new technology as a wholesale carrier for target customers such as telephone companies and internet service providers. Not only will this new technology provide commercial and private aircrafts in flight with connectivity, but alsoABWN believes it will additionally provide a new low cost, high-speed connectivity to island nations, rural areas, oil platforms, and ships at sea.
- Satellites are susceptible to being disabled or knocked out of orbit by debris of old satellites, fragments of erosion, collisions, disintegration, discarded rocket parts and more; also known as “space junk”
- Space junk travels approximately 17,500 mph, sometimes more, where the tiniest piece has proven to cause serious damage to military and commercial satellites.
- According to NASA, there are over 100 million man-made objects the size of a grain of salt, approximately 500,000 objects the size of a marble, and 23,000 objects the size of a softball or larger, that are all orbiting Earth; some cannot even be tracked.
- In 2009, a non-functioning Russian satellite collided into a functioning commercial satellite, owned by an American company, that created 2,000 pieces of debris NASA had to track.
- In 2007, China tested a missle on a non-operating weather satellite that caused 3,000 new pieces of space junk.
- NASA and other space agencies have implemented a rule requiring anyone who launches a satellite or other object into space must have a plan to bring the object back in 25 years. However, NASA’s chief scientist believes close to 50% of the world’s space missions will not be able to complete the task due to lack of funds.
- ABWN has Entered into an Agreement with a leading aerospace engineering design and manufacturing firm, Concept Development Inc., who will assist the company in the process of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)certification and beyond.