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Undergraduate YPEC 2021

UG22-Project Devum

Project Devum is the solution to WiFi inadequacy in remote locations. Our goal is to optimize and simplify cellular distribution in remote areas. This can be achieved by downsizing cell towers to an ideal size that can be elevated by a gas balloon to a sufficient altitude in the troposphere. At this altitude, the signal distribution is significantly improved. By putting a cell tower in the troposphere, a large number of users can be targeted. This can reduce cost through the theory of economies of scale. The difficulties of constructing cell towers involve transporting equipment and materials including a few tons of steel. Our strength is in providing cellular connectivity to places where the construction of cell towers is not feasible. The outcome of this proposal includes reducing the connectivity disadvantage of remote locations and cost-related concerns.