In a natural disaster, one thing that can happen is the loss of communication with those in the disaster area. This could be due to destruction of cell towers and or damage to the network infrastructure in the affected areas. In order to combat this issue we have created a mobile decentralized network that utilizes the mobility of drones.
What it does
Our application and product does is collect and distribute data in zones where communication has been cut off. Through attaching a router and a micro-controller to a drone, we are able to broadcast data over areas where there is no other way to do so. People in affected disaster areas will be able to get data that is being broadcast through an iOS application. They are also easily give data back to the drone to help first responders know where to go.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
A big challenge we ran into was getting GPS latitude and longitude from the iOS app. We also ran into a lot of problems getting the initial communication between the iOS app and the router and Edison.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud that we were able to get the iOS app communicating with the router and the Edison. T
What we learned
We learned a lot about iOS development and networking.