Recently we have been in talks with friends from Avenir Institute regarding the idea of an aerial mesh network.
We are opening previous research from our community regarding this topic, which pro tem we have called it the “Aerosolar Critical Mesh”, or the first ever solar powered aerial mesh network. The name makes reference to the famous worldwide bicycle movement Critical Mass, where cyclists from all over the world come together to defend their rights over polluting means of transportation.
Critical (Mathematics & Physics) > relating to or denoting a point of transition from one state to another
Terragen generated specualtive scenario of aerial mesh network with aerosolar tetrahedron shaped balloons
The world’s first airborne solar powered communications network that runs on 100% clean solar energy and covers a huge area with media rich communications.
- catastrophe relief
- war torn cities
- collaborative aerial mapping
- citizen environmental monitoring
- big popular events or demonstrations
- alternative unmonitored communications network
Mesh network topology visualizations from Freifunk Berlin
“after the hurricane, the floods came, you could see people rowing their kayaks through the streets. we needed to assess the situation and be interconnected as we organised the relief efforts, with all cellular infrastructure down. in less than 1 hour we were able to launch an aerosolar mesh, generating a communications grid that covered the two worstly affected neighborhoods. through the aersolar mesh, we were able to obtain aerial photography, and use it to create a feature rich map which allowed us to better redirect our search and rescue efforts.”
red cross rescue worker testimony
aerosolar critical mesh references
Sonnet Labs Canada
Raspbery Pi devices
Finally, last but not least >
Aerosolar Critical Mesh Network visual identity study based on cartography semiotics