The Sikorsky Entrepreneurial Challenge: Internet of Things (IOT) Guidelines
Industry Need: (Sikorsky Entrepreneurial Challenge 7): Robust, high bandwidth data transmission to and from Internet of Things sensors/processors. Submit your application here.
Background: Two key use cases have been identified for robust, high bandwidth data transmission: Helicopter rotor blades, wind turbine blades, maritime propellers, jet turbine components and many other rotating elements are critical to the operation of modern vehicles. Sensors mounted on these components generate valuable real-time data pertaining to safety and reliability. But transmission of this data in real time is currently bandwidth and reliability limited. High data rate, “underwater WiFi” communication needs are developing in multiple areas. Current technologies either have limited data rates or short working distances. Methods to improve the ability to transfer data faster and farther while underwater are needed.
The Requirement: A solution that creates and manages robust, reliable transmission of real-time data from either: a rotating element to a fixed frame, or, from one point to another underwater.
Underwater Wireless Networks Are Living In The 90’s
“The remarkable innovation and growth we’ve witnessed in land-based wireless communications has not yet occurred in underwater sensing networks, but we’re starting to change that.” — Dimitris Pados Read more…
Sensor Vendors at IOT Evolution Conference
Carl Ford and the team at TMC Media did a great job with the IOT Evolution conference in Las Vegas this summer. The sessions were outstanding and as usual, the real excitement and discovery was on the show floor. Read more…
Video Report From IOT Evolution, August 2015
There were so many great companies at IOT Evolution. This video gives you an idea about some of the Solar, Cellular, chipset and solution vendors who are already selling solutions to customers — always a good way to measure progress. Read more…