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Space Sentinel


 

 

 

IBM & Imperial College

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Space Sentinel


 

 

 

IBM & Imperial College

A group of Imperial College students team up with IBM inventors to create a lightweight, durable, and intelligent space probe, the Space Sentinel! Through the use of the most innovative IBM technologies, including the 'Watson' system, the sentinel will be made into a cognitive being, allowing it to detect various dangers that may occur which could harm people. The sentinel employs image processing techniques as well as social sentiment analysis to identify hazards before or as soon as they occur to notify first-responders with the information they need to tackle the issue, including various telemetry readings as well as the geo-location of the recorded incident

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The Journey


 

A smooth flight 30 km upwards

The Journey


 

A smooth flight 30 km upwards

The Sentinel will take a 30 km journey to the edge of the stratosphere where it will use its on-board sensors to collect various atmospheric readings, including temperature, pressure, luminosity, as well as measuring its own acceleration, altitude, and relative location to the ground.

To reach the edge of space, we will attach the Sentinel to a weather balloon which would then be filled with helium to allow it to lift our payload up to space. A parachute will also be attached to the Sentinel so that its safe recovery can be ensured.

Through combining both its on-board cameras and internet connectivity with Watson's cognitive power, the Sentinel will offer humanity an invaluable service; safeguarding it from oncoming dangers and hazards. Any threats or dangers detected by the Sentinel will be relayed to a responsible authority so that immediate action can be taken to protect people's livelihood across the globe. 

To learn more about how we are building the Sentinel and how it works, press the button below!

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Surveying the Skies


Harnessing the power of Watson to see the world like never before

Surveying the Skies


Harnessing the power of Watson to see the world like never before

Watson

The Cognitive Revolution

With the ever-growing emergence of big data, cognitive computing solutions such as IBM Watson are at the forefront of extracting meaning from the unstructured data produced by the devices and services we use every day.

Bluemix

Head in the Cloud

Bluemix is a cloud platform for IoT and cognitive development. It allows you to tap into over 100 IBM and 3rd party services across mobile, IoT, Watson, and more to power your modern apps and services. With the power to deploy a SQL database or Node-RED server at the press of a button, you have everything you need in one place.

Node-Red

Go with the Flow

The perfect companion for IoT development, Node-RED is a tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services with ease. The light-weight runtime is built on Node.js and custom functions can be programmed in Javascript, allowing for additional customisation.