Speculate how communications within a home
might change when optical fibers bring super high speed data to the home.
Propose some new uses for the global positions
Illustrate a radio station like communications
system that provides audio books on demand.
Demonstrate a system that converts text to
natural sounding human speech.
Devise a way the text might be changed to include speech inflection codes.
Illustrate how earth would communicate to a
human settlement on Mars.
Demonstrate the time delay problems when
trying to communicate with humans on Mars.
Build a working model of a system that sends
data through walls using magnetic pulses.
Illustrate how a “spread spectrum”
communications system works.
Demonstrate how long
range communications to deep space probes might be possible using
modulated light instead of radio waves.
Perform some optical
communications experiments using reflections off of clouds.
Demonstrate a house to
house communications system using free space optical methods
Demonstrate how an “optical wave length
division multiplexing” communications system works.
how data error detection and correction schemes work.
how a “retro-reflective” light modulator could be used to send data.
Illustrate how optical fibers can
carry light information over long distances with little loss.
Demonstrate a simple
telephone system that uses optical fibers instead of wires.
Experiment with methods
to send audio information through optical fibers so it could be heard
using standard headphones, without batteries or a power source.
Illustrate how a wide
area optical information broadcasting system might work.
Build a working model
of a long range telemetry system that uses powerful light pulses and a
pulse position encoding scheme. A xenon flash tube might be used as the
light source. Just two flashes would be needed to send data over a 30 mile
principles of a wireless radio frequency identification device (RFID)
Show how the devices
are currently being used to identify pets, using tiny pills injected under
the skin of the animal.
Build a working model
of a helium filled blimp that is radio controlled and is equipped with a
tiny television camera. Define some uses for such a craft.
Demonstrate a secure
computer communications system that uses data encryption techniques.