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US Borders Virtual Fence Using Meteor Burst Communications

US Borders Virtual Fence Using Meteor Burst Communications

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Use of Meteor Burst Communications ("MBC") for a virtual fence around all US borders (land and sea). Unlike the failed "virtual fence" project in recent years attempted from along US-Mexico border, use of MBC can be cost effective due to its unique characteristics: long-range coverage per each wireless link (up to 1,500 km, approx.), reliability, high security, coverage even in most remote areas and difficult terrain, high cost effectiveness, etc. For local wireless around each fixed-MBC transceiver station, ad hoc wireless mesh net would be used, with redundancy (three frequency bands, etc.) The same nationwide-borders wireless system would cover the entire US, and also support critical transport, environmental monitoring and protection, smart and green energy systems, emergency response wireless, etc. See other SkyTel papers in this Scribd Folder for more on these matters
Use of Meteor Burst Communications ("MBC") for a virtual fence around all US borders (land and sea). Unlike the failed "virtual fence" project in recent years attempted from along US-Mexico border, use of MBC can be cost effective due to its unique characteristics: long-range coverage per each wireless link (up to 1,500 km, approx.), reliability, high security, coverage even in most remote areas and difficult terrain, high cost effectiveness, etc. For local wireless around each fixed-MBC transceiver station, ad hoc wireless mesh net would be used, with redundancy (three frequency bands, etc.) The same nationwide-borders wireless system would cover the entire US, and also support critical transport, environmental monitoring and protection, smart and green energy systems, emergency response wireless, etc. See other SkyTel papers in this Scribd Folder for more on these matters

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Published by: Skybridge Spectrum Foundation on Mar 16, 2011
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SkyTel
Public interest wireless
March 2011
US Borders Virtual Fence -- Using Meteor Burst Communications
The US “Virtual Fence” project (DHS-Boeing) failed, at a reported cost of nearly one billion dollars.Dozens of reports can be found.
A cost effective US borders virtual fence can be built &operated using Meteor Burst Communications (“MBC”).
 SkyTel provides in its Scribd MBC Collection (where thisdocument will be placed) the characteristics of traditionalMBC, and indications of more advanced MBC nowpossible. The following would use MBC withadvancements clearly possible at this time, but based onwell-proven MBC technologies and network architecture.
RightThe failed Virtualfence:to show the basicconcept:no-gap linear wireless network links surveillancesensors to themonitoring andresponse network.Issue: how to get thevast-coverage securewireless network?
 
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Problem.
 
Following is form this article at Officers.com (emphasis added):
http://www.officer.com/print/Law-Enforcement-Technology/Securing-the-nations-BORDERS/1$43294 
Then the problems began  a sequence of events which showed that what worked well in thedesign room couldn't negotiate the tricky desert where even commercial-grade cell towers oftenwon't work. . . .The radar and ground sensors used also proved to be too sensitive, sometimes confusingraindrops for people, other times, bushes waving in the breeze would set them off. And, theterrain, lava fields, thick mesquite, and hilly land cobwebbed with washes, defeated the network'swireless system. . . .After DHS rejected the original plan, Boeing absorbed much of the cost of repairing its faultysystems, spending twice as much as it had earned to try and repair the broken system.
New plans arise
 …. Morrissey won't discuss the type of radar used or the focal length on the cameras that willbe mounted, but says the agency is comfortable that the wireless hotspot issues have beenresolved.If the virtual fence has no nervous system, it won’t work. That nervous system is no-gap, very reliable,wireless. The virtual fence needs other thing, but they are secondary, and no “fence” of any kind isperfect.The question is what is cost effective and well worth the endeavor. It is also serves other nationalpurposes, it gets very interesting.Solution. A MBC virtual border fence, and related MBC for environmental monitoring and protection,and many other applications, can easily be shown as providing exceptional value--saving thegovernment and thenations’ industriesand population hugeamounts, even in ashort time after implementation.
Right:Simple depiction of one MBC link.Near-constant links arepossible with the rightsystem components,spectrum andarchiteture.(
 
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Right:A very remote MBCwireless station.Not complicated.Not expensive, relativeto value.Solar+ battery powered.Lasts decades.No other way butsatellite to get veryextensive coveragealong approx. 6,000miles of US landterritorial borders,similarly extensivemaritime territorialboundaries.But MBC can be fullyprivate (not open topublic), far moresecure, far more costeffective, etc.Right:A very remoteMBC wireless station:Used for US DOA“SNOTEL”environmentalmonitoring station:Over 700 thus far.See next page.
First picture above:http://www.mse-ta.com/meteorburst/meteorbursthowitworks.html Second picture above:http://www.id.nrcs.usda.gov/snow/siteinfo/typical_snotel.html 

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