Loon flight systems create a network in the stratosphere similar to terrestrial based cell towers. The difference is on the ground, cell towers are fixed and transmit their signals to moving cell phones. With Loon’s solution, both the cell towers and the people are moving, requiring complex coordination. Loon has developed ground-breaking network orchestration software to manage these complexities.
Unlike ground-based cell towers, Loon’s floating cell towers are in constant motion. Our software is continuously learning to improve the choreography of data traffic across our network of stratospheric flight systems which enhances service availability and network performance. This software orchestration system is completely autonomous, efficiently routing connectivity across balloons and ground stations while taking into account balloon motion, obstructions, and weather events.
Resilient Stratospheric Mesh Network
Each Loon flight system can connect simultaneously to the ground and other nearby flight vehicles. By linking multiple flight systems together, Loon builds webs of connectivity that provide resilient coverage over vast geographic areas.
Connecting at Scale
Loon SDN has helped to connect hundreds of thousands of users across three continents and over distances of up to 4,000 kilometers.
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Loon SDN is specifically designed to orchestrate heterogeneous networks of HAPS and satellites at scale. The system has demonstrated ability to orchestrate and react to unexpected outages, in networks with 5,000+ mobile, steerable beam platforms.
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Network Orchestration Solutions
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