Meteor Trails for Safer Rails and Smoother Sails

 

   



 

Dytran's robust 3030B5 miniature accelerometer is used in vibration and thermal cycling test chambers to test wireless technology which utilizes ionized meteor trails to propagate radio signals for long range communications.
 
This method has proven to be an extremely effective and reliable alternative to satellite communications for the marine and rail industries. These meteor trails exist in the 80 to 120 km region of the earth’s atmosphere and are used to reflect radio frequency signals between two locations.  Meteor burst communications are well-suited for long range, low data rate messaging across vehicles, locomotives, marine vessels, air craft, and remote hydro -meteorological stations. The 3030B5 sensor is used to test electronic components in test chambers that combine vibration and thermal cycling.