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Tracking Wavetronix

Written by Drew Heskin

And Quantum Qlub


Welcome Wavetronix to the neighborhood, or wave good bye? With installation costs of $25K-$50K per intersection in Fairbanks, maybe you should at least be introduced and say, “Hi.”


Wavetronix creates tools for intelligent transportation systems (ITS), including advanced radar sensors, power and communication systems.  Wavetronix is a multi-million-dollar Global corporation.


Have you noticed how many intersections in Fairbanks each have 5 radars installed?  The Wavetronix SmartSensor HD are white plastic rectangular blocks connected to the traffic poles with metal bands – the boxes themselves are about 2 feet wide, a foot and half high and 5 inches thick.


You’ll notice them the next time you drive or walk through an intersection in town.  They are next to the red/yellow/green lights and also on the support pole itself pointed directly into where the traffic stops.


I noticed some intersections in Fairbanks have double sets of poles standing… one has the new traffic lights and the other has the Wavetronix boxes but the rest of the lights on that pole are disabled. Strange. To see for yourself, go to the corner of Farmer’s Loop and the Steese Hwy.


The Wavetronix SmartSensor HD is protected by US Patent No. 6,556,916.  The sensor’s data is aggregated and delivered to the Internet of Things (IOT).  Both hard lines and Wi-Fi are utilized for communication to the Wavetronix SmartSensor HD and each unit has onboard memory that can store data for up to 20 days when there happens to be a communication break.


Wavetronix SmartSensor HD, like the ones now deployed in Fairbanks, Alaska, utilize the bandwidths of 24 GHz to 24.5 GHz.   Each of the towers would interfere with one another if they were on precisely the same bandwidth.  Some are set to 24.1 GHz, some at 24.2 GHz, you get the idea. Also, the 24 GHz bandwidth is not regulated by the FCC like the more effective 77 GHz bandwidth used by other radar systems.


This same 24 GHz bandwidth is used by doctors to test things like body temperature, heart beat and other indicators of health because our bodies absorb that particular wavelength. Hmm, fodder for another article.


There are two types of Wavetronix transceivers now installed in Fairbanks, one is long distance and the other is short range.  You can recognize the long-distance towers because they have two horizontal ridges across them.


What’s a transceiver? That is what you have in your cell phone, if you have one… and inside your Wi-Fi router, if you have one.  A Wi-Fi router at home acts as a tower sending out data and receiving communications from other smart devices delivered with electromagnetic radiation.


A duplexer switches the transceiver back and forth from send and receive mode.


The Wavetronix SmartSensors installed here in Fairbanks are 9 watts each and have 16 transceivers in each box.  These sensors can pick up details to create a 3-d model viewable on the IOT with a resolution of 15 cm using beam technology.


What makes Wavetronix SmartSensor HD radar different from a home network Wi-Fi?


In contrast to a Wi-Fi system, the Wavetronix SmartSensor HD is referred to as “radar.”


One type of radar sends out a wave and then receives the same signal back after it is reflected. The wave’s reflection has a doppler shift which, when analyzed, indicates the speed of the object it is bouncing off.


The Wavetronix SmartSensor HD utilizes wavelengths of energy at the 24 GHz bandwidth. Your home Wi-Fi is using 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz wavelengths.


The speed and accuracy of this sensor is tantamount to the introduction of “smart” or driverless vehicles in the future.  Without this radar system, it would be difficult to introduce other technologies – like higher frequency bandwidths now being introduced for “smart” cars (LIDO) which is a smaller wavelength than the K band – closer to the visible light spectrum of humans.


Basically, it’s the back bone that the upcoming technologies will be layered over.


In the world of 5G (not to be confused with 5 GHz, 5G means “fifth generation”), the new 5G IPhone will be MIMO.  This means, “multiple input, multiple output.”  By having more than one connection, you are able to double your download/upload speeds. Plus, the new IPhone will use each other as “mini cell towers” creating hive networks that patch into the IOT.


The Wavetronix SmartSensor HD is a “multiple input, multiple output” device with 16 or more transceivers in each box. MIMO.  Remember that acronym, you will be hearing it a lot.


Also, with a simple setting change, a radar transceiver can be converted to a “beam forming” communication transceiver.  That means that the radar will track your movements and communicate with other devices, whether you are in a car, walking, or on a bike.


Stop. Breathe. Okay.


Let’s face it… mega corporations are selling intrusive bandwidth products that damage our physical and mental health on many levels claiming you’ll have quicker download speeds or you’ll save money with your new “smart” meter.


Solution?  Don’t use it.  Go around them.  If they can’t watch anything, there is no reason for their existence.


One Possible Solution, or at least in that direction: A map on Google has been created that lists all of the radar deployments, among other things like 4G towers and Smart Meter locations, in the Fairbanks area. You are invited to participate in this project which is sponsored by the Quantum Qlub.  It’s easy:


1) Take a picture of any white square box Wavetronix on whatever pole it is connected to, or a Smart Meter, or any other unknown device that you see, with your iPhone or other Smart phone.


2) Send it in to: picture@myfairbanks.com


3) In the subject line, list the address where you took the picture.


4) The image, description and coordinates will be added to the map.


To view this map, simply goto: www.myfairbanks.com


Anyone, for free, can look on the map and choose a route that does not go through any areas full of radar or other EMF smog, or perhaps the area with the least amount of smog.


It’s called, “Tower Tracker.”  Visit often as you will find locations of 4G antennae, smart meters and 5G towers continually added in the future.


This is a big project, the Quantum Qlub thanks you in advance for your participation.


An interesting bit of information discovered recently that I wanted to include as a footnote, if you set your IPhone to “airplane mode” it still transmits data, even more than before – even if you pull out the battery! For more information about this, visit “Off isn’t really Off” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL_MtPXdV74 (ScottiesTech.Info)

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