The ClusterDuck Protocol is an open source firmware for wireless internet-of-things devices to build communications, sensor, and custom networks.
In 2017 Hurricane Maria, a category-5 hurricane, hit Puerto Rico and wreaked havoc on the island. Not only did it destroy people’s homes but also people’s ways of communicating. Cell towers and generators were destroyed leaving people not able to communicate with anybody. Communication is very crucial during a crisis. Without communications civilians cannot reach out for help nor can responders reach out to civilians for critical, life-saving information.
The ClusterDuck Protocol (CDP) was created by Project OWL to solve this problem. When all infrastructure is down, it restores that 1% of communication that people need to save lives. Civilians can send short messages providing their locations, emergencies, and other information to people who can help them. And local governments and responders can reach out to the public to provide critical information.
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The ClusterDuck app is a new way of interacting with the ClusterDuck Protocol. The app provides Bluetooth connectivity to a nearby Duck instead of connecting to its local WiFi point. BlueTooth connectivity will help provide stronger security and utilize significantly lower energy while providing another channel for emergency response communication.
The PaPi and DMS LITE is a collaborative effort to collect all the data from a ClusterDuck Protocol network locally. It provides a local interface to see network activity and data traffic. The PaPi was brought to life for areas when there is no internet connection available at all. The PaPi can store data and act as a local MQTT broker to communicate with the PaPa Duck.
Stay connected in dense crowds where cellular and wifi is often overloaded or nonexistent. This project builds basic messaging capabilities on top of the ClusterDuck Protocol.
This project helps to identify how close or far the DetectorDuck is from the next closest ClusterDuck Protocol-enabled device. The DetectorDuck pings to find its friends and provides feedback on range.
The SolarDuck project enables solar-powered charging and device operation with small modifications to the ClusterDuck Protocol.
The PortaDuck project optimizes the ClusterDuck protocol for handheld wireless, battery-powered device usage. This project is a general purpose application of the ClusterDuck Protocol.
This project optimizes the ClusterDuck Protocol for drone-attached devices. These devices may run off power from the drone, and are designed for connectivity while in the air.
The DuckDucks are the most "duck" of all the ducks - they fly attached to a drone and they can be dropped into water where they also float - just like a duck.
The ClusterDuck Positioning System optimizes the protocol to offer location-based information leveraging built-in RSSI and SNR capabilities..
The SpaceDucks use additional temperature, pressure, humidity, and altitude sensors to observe climate information at high altitudes of 100,000+ feet.
The HopsLink was created to incorporate temperature, light exposure, and humidity sensors to monitor the delivery of beer from brewery to tabletop.