At the moment Google is all about the drones. After testing their hardware for delivery drones as a part of its Project Wing program in Australia, the company has now asked the Federal Communications Commission for permission to allow test the drones, which could eventually be used to deliver internet access to remote areas of the planet.
You may remember in April of 2014, Google purchased a high-altitude drone start-up called Titan Aerospace. In addition to supporting voice and data services, their drones would fly about collecting “real-time, high-resolution images of the Earth.” Google had planned to integrate the firm into Project Loon, the company’s high-altitude balloon project that will provide remote areas of the planet with a blanket Wi-Fi signal.
According to the FCC filing, Google wants permission to carry out its drone tests for 180 days from October 6, 2014. It has been reported that the coordinates are in relation to a test area “in a square east of Albuquerque and south of Santa Fe, New Mexico, centered roughly on the unincorporated community of Stanley.”
Google plans to transmit at frequencies from 910 MHz to 927 MHz and from 2.4 GHz to 2.414 GHz. But there is no infomation on exactly what sort of information these drones are going to be transmitting? Could this be further testing for integration with project Loon?
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