SoftBank is engineering a plane that delivers telecommunications connectivity from the stratosphere. The corporate launched a High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) enterprise by HAPSMobile, a collaboration between SoftBank and U.S.-based firm AeroVironment. To set up a HAPS system that delivers telecommunications network connectivity from the sky for a global enterprise. HAPSMobile developed “HAWK30,” an un-crewed plane for stratospheric telecommunications platform system that flies at altitudes of roughly 20 kilometers.
HAPS refers to methods where unmanned objects akin to a plane flying within the stratosphere might be operated like telecommunication base stations to deliver connectivity throughout broad areas. By using HAPS, SoftBank aims to have the ability to construct secure internet connection environments at places unserved by telecommunication networks, equivalent to mountainous terrain, distant islands, and developing nations. Moreover, by interconnecting with existing telecommunication networks, SoftBank aims to understand extensive-area connectivity that spans both the sky and the ground to allow drone utilization, also, to contribute to the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G. Since HAPS can present secure telecommunications networks without being affected by conditions on the ground, the know-how can also be anticipated to assist help rescue and restoration efforts throughout instances of disasters.
“HAWK30”, the un-crewed plane for stratospheric telecommunications platform developed by HAPSMobile, measures roughly 78 meters long. Powered by photovoltaic panels on its wings that has ten propellers, “HAWK30” can fly at speeds of roughly 110 kilometers per hour on average. Since “HAWK30” flies at excessive altitudes above the clouds, its photovoltaic panels are regularly powered by sunlight. “HAWK30” may also be operated for long intervals that vary as much as several months because it takes benefit of the stratosphere’s climate, which sees winds which can be comparatively gentle throughout a year.