An aerostat is a lighter-than-air vehicle that is tethered to the ground and gains its lift through use of buoyant gases such as helium. Onward’s patented wind tolerance and helium replenishment systems enhance an aerostat’s operational capabilities which enable it to function as wireless infrastructure for application in telecommunications, military, security/surveillance and disaster preparedness and relief.
Fully 50% of the world population lacks access to meaningful telecom connectivity. This is largely attributable to established service providers inability or unwillingness to commit funds required to buildout infrastructure into unserved areas. Onward’s patented systems can cost effectively operate as an independent network, as a network extender for incumbents as well as a last mile connectivity for low earth orbiting satellite systems and stratospheric programs.
Whether guarding sovereign borders, supporting military missions or engagement with state and local law enforcement aerostats have long been employed to support various programs. Onward’s patented systems can provide valuable enhancement to such programs by extending each system’s flight time at its ideal altitude for up to six months, thereby enabling more effective management cycles, and thereby eliminating the predictability of their down time when missions are most vulnerable.
Natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes often have damaging and compromising impact on telecommunications infrastructures, economies, healthcare, and general quality of life. Loss of telecommunications infrastructure is often the most disruptive result. Absent the ability to communicate to coordinate relief and recovery efforts the negative impact on people’s lives is prolonged. Onward’s patented aerostat operational enhancement systems can sustain communications in the face of an impending natural disaster, can be brought to ground in the midst of the storm and returned to service within hours of the emergency passing thereby enabling seamless communications among first emergency services personnel as they arrive on site.
Onward offers opportunity to qualified companies and individuals with knowledge and experience in telecom network design, network expansion, security/surveillance projects, and system integration to partner or otherwise collaborate with Onward for market introduction and implementation of its patented systems. Should you have interest to engage in such discussion you need only to alert us of your interest by completing the Contact Form located on our site.
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The number of potential applications of Onward's patented solutions is limited only by identifying needs and custom designing to meet those needs. Whether they be to enable basic telecommunications connectivity or to support distance learning, work from home, telemedicine, Internet connectivity to schools and universities, disaster preparedness/relief, border security/surveillance, military missions or scientific research Onward can provide.