I founded AVEALTO Ltd. in 2013
Avealto is in the final stage of developing a commercially viable High Altitude Platform ("HAP") to provide telecom infrastructure in remote area worldwide.
Avealto’s baseline HAP vision is of a solar-powered lighter-than-air vehicle which will remain on-station in the stratosphere at an altitude of 20km (65,000 feet) for missions of several months’ duration.
Each HAP will provide data and telecom services to a circular terrestrial footprint between 240 to 480 km (150 to 300 miles) in diameter. Unlike telecom satellites, HAPs can be recovered for scheduled servicing and technical upgrades as required. The flexible nature of HAP provisioning also allows multiple HAPs with overlapping coverage to be co-ordinated for improved redundancy, capacity and quality-of-service.
The mature global Avealto system will comprise more than 200 unmanned, stratospheric, long duration telecommunications platforms, providing mobile telephony, broadband communications, backhaul, broadcasting and hosted payloads. Modular swappable payloads will be tailored to suit specific locations and markets.