Technology to Find Missing Plane Does ExistAdded: Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
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Apparently, the technology assuming that planes can’t just “drop off the radar” like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 does exist. However, the airlines decided it was too expensive for them. Media reports confirm that technology needed to stream crucial flight data to the ground legally exists on the market, but its price is $100,000.
The matter is that commercial airliners do actually transmit some data. Radio transponders identify them while scanning by radar, and most of them are fitted with an Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS).
The latter periodically relays text-message like snippets of data about the aircraft’s status. Those transponders seem to have stopped transmitting data about Flight MH370, and the airline refused to provide any comments about ACARS signals while the incident is being investigated.
According to the computer scientist Krishna Kavi, this data can be streamed to cloud storage, in a system called the "glass box". However, transmitting information via satellites is not cheap, especially and if such a system operates continuously.
Apparently, it would cost billions to implement flight data streaming across the airline industry.
However, most of the information is based on the maker of the existing black box technology L-3. The latter spun a false premise that all flight information would need to be streamed, all of the time. According to a safety and insurance director of an aviation consultancy, systems could be designed to be triggered by unusual flight events, and only after this start streaming flight information.
These devices already exist on the market, fitted to about 350 aircrafts run by 40 operators and they transmit information helping airlines plan maintenance and minimize fuel consumption.
The company producing the system revealed that it transmits information via Iridium satellites and can be programmed to start streaming flight data after a plane deviated from its flight plan, or there are suspicions something is going wrong.
In case an aircraft is blown out of the sky by a bomb, or if it suffers a sudden catastrophic structural failure at cruising altitude, such devices won’t be much help. However, in those rare cases, conventional black boxes are viable technology.
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Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
|And what about all the spy satellites that many countries have watching everyone and everything. None of them have big enough balls to offer help and other peoples human lives mean nothing to them. Fair play to the Aussies who stated they will not give up looking for it.|
|There's a large space station floating about up there, why don't they use that?|
|posted by (2014-03-23 01:45:53)|
|its not what it seems it never is, I'll even bet it don't cost what they say , if it does what's 100,000 for a plan full of people.|
Like Ogami_Itto said they don't care, if the Gov does it all the time by spying .. how much does it cost them ?.
|All bullshit. Wake up people. DISTRACTIONS.|
|I don't just mean this post, but the whole situation in general. So sick of this, man.|
|posted by (2014-03-23 16:07:36)|
|Don't black-boxes ping for weeks after a crash? No ping, no crash. The plane dove below radar and changed course, that's a hijack, not a crash. My concern is why are they lying to us about it? What are we up to now?|
|Yeah very sad to hear that news...Yep they know where it is just thinking what might their relatives feels about it..Just hope it should be soon found..And all are safe...|
|They May Have Given The Plane To Some Suicide Bombers & We May Have 9/11 All Over Again. I Don't Put It Past Obama To Have A Hand In This....So He Can Say We Are Still At Risk For Terrorism & Start The Patriot Act Up Again Or Try To Pass Some Law Taking Away More Of Our Rights. Just My 2.5 Cents.|
|posted by (2014-03-24 03:17:26)|
|you can buy a GPS tracker that when you send it a message it will reply with your cars exact location. this device is stupidly cheap and only costs a single text message when you use it. if we can have technology like this in our cars wy cant we have in plains?|
all the millions they make on ticket prices you would think they can afford to build in some extra security. i mean who builds a huge flying potential bomb and can easily be turned into a stealth plain with a flick of a switch. because thats whats happened .
|posted by (2014-03-25 05:11:33)|
|According to the spokesman from the UK company that determined the flight corridor and direction that the plane had taken. The cost to implement a constant monitoring of a planes location would be less that $1 per hour, per plane. And that very little new equipment if any would be required. I still dont understand why the current tracking system installed (ACARS) can be over ridden and turned of from within the cabin.||
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