Boeing sacks of potatoes used to investigate how to implement Wi-Fi on its planes
The aerospace company Boeing is conducting numerous tests to detect Wi-Fi signals on board a plane can affect navigation and communications systems of the machine. Great news for people who suffer when offline a few hours in exchange for fast reaching its destination.
What is interesting is the way they are doing these tests, because according to the newspaper Los Angeles Times , Boeing would occupy about nine tons of bags of potatoes (or potatoes) to place them in the seats and passengers to simulate, for potatoes absorb and reflect WiFi signals in a manner quite similar to the human body when they cross the plane.
The best thing is that this strange method to find the best way to provide optimal coverage of Wi-Fi without affecting the electrical systems of an Aircraft has significantly shorten test times, because the tests that previously could take two weeks (since it should occupy dozens of employees to sit for long periods of time inside the plane), now done only in a few hours.
Link: Boeing uses potatoes to simulate humans in test of Wi-Fi signals (LA Times)Tags: aeronautics, Aircraft, aviation, Boeing, plane, WiFi, wifi on airplanes