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Regional Broadcast Using an Atmospheric Link Layer

April 1st, 2011 04:36 admin Leave a comment Go to comments


An anonymous reader writes “RFC 6217 was published

, enabling one to send messages over a wide area even to

without computers or smartphones. The technology looks promising, but is not without

; ‘Additionally, solar radiation conditions affect transmission in a predictable, cyclic manner. Depending on latitude, the

may be unusable for a lengthy period, during which alternate arrangements must be made.’

, while ‘The physical layer used is made up primarily of nitrogen and oxygen,’ there are concerns that microscopic amounts of residue left over from the transmission may include ‘argon,

, neon, helium, chloride anions, sulfur dioxide, and other molecules occurring at very low mixtures’ “

Source: Regional Broadcast Using an Atmospheric Link Layer

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