Google improves electronics on its balloons for Project Loon



Patent information:

Patent Title: Balloon payload with balloon-to-balloon communications and avionics on top
Patent Number: 9,105,970
Inventors: Heinrich; Mitchell Joseph (San Francisco, CA)
Assignee: Google Inc. (Mountain View, CA)
Family ID: 1000000370621
Appl. No.: 13/918,541
Filed: June 14, 2013

Abstract: The present disclosure provides a balloon payload with communications and avionics on
positioned on top. The payload may include a chassis and an avionics system coupled to the first chassis.
The payload may also include a battery coupled to the first chassis and positioned below the avionics
system. The payload may additionally include an air-to-ground communications antenna coupled to the first
chassis and positioned below the battery portion and the avionics portion.



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