What it does
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
This project had many smaller, more proof-of-concept approaches to develop that show that the RF network is extendable to handle a large range of web applications. Our biggest accomplishments were setting up an automatically updating tic tac toe application that allows players to communicate wirelessly without the internet. This showed that the radios are capable of repeated and constant server-client requests that could handle more than just a simple game like tic tac toe.
What we learned
Future Improvements and New Features
FreeWave ZumIQ provided an incredibly interesting platform. The potential applications of a RF network are wide and varied. For example, an RF network that utilizes the ZumIQ’s synchronization of frequency hopping between clusters of radios could be used to create a network whose packets are also constantly changing in frequency. The security of this network would be bolstered by the unpredictable frequency that adversaries would need to collect on. If the signal scheduling and emission firmware were made robust and powerful, we could foresee a very secure wireless, web based network that is functional in any environment. In addition, the daisy chaining of central server radios and client radios could extend the range of these networks beyond the 60 mile range of an individual radio, greatly increasing the usability of this network. As the radios’ computing power increases, these could even begin to perform small computations and act as an isolated, cloud cluster.
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