Airborne Wireless Network (OTCQB: ABWN) has filed for an experimental Federal Communication Commission (FCC) license to begin air-to-air and air-to-ground meshed network system evaluations, the company said.
Once approved, this license will allow the company to begin ground and flight radio frequency transmission testing of its patented technology, the Infinitus Super Highway.
The demonstration system has been lab tested at one of Airborne Wireless Network´s contracted partner facilities. The company will now take these successful results to its test bed Boeing 757 aircraft for ground fitting, testing on the tarmac, and eventual flight evaluation.
During this flight demonstration, the company intends to pass broadband data between airborne aircraft and a ground station, demonstrating the air-to-air and air-to-ground meshed network.
Once implemented, the Infinitus Super Highway will be an air-to-air communication system that should provide low-cost, broadband wireless communication infrastructure from points-to-points, accomplished by using and modifying existing, small, lightweight low-power, low-cost relay station equipment onboard commercial airline aircraft. When implemented, it will provide broadband wireless communication services for customers in-flight as well as customers on land, along the line-of-sight ranges of flight path from the commercial airline aircraft.
Simi Valley, California-based Airborne Wireless Network, a developmental stage company, focuses on developing, marketing, and licensing a wholesale fully-meshed high-speed broadband airborne wireless network that will enable participating aircraft to act as airborne repeaters or routers, sending and receiving broadband signals from one aircraft to the next.