Breakthroughs and Technological Advancements
In order for this advanced earhquake detection system to work, there are several necessary technologies that either do not exist, or cannot function with the precision and accuracy required to obtain useful results. Some of these technologies include :
1. Ultra-sensitive solenoid antennas - Electromagnetic detectors capable of sensing electromagnetic frequencies of less than 5 Hz, and oscillations of a magnetic field. These antennas must be capable of detecting minute fluctuations in a magnetic field, and be able to do so in near vacuum, at near absolute zero temperatures. Current technology requires antennas close in size to the wavelength of the signal received, which poses significant problems, as ELF waves range over 200 million meters in length. These ultra sensitive solanoid antennas would need to be no larger than a few meters in length.
2. Highly specialized cameras - Radar cameras with a resolution of 10 micrometers at altitudes near 5000 miles, and infrared cameras with high resolution image capabilityin at high altitudes. These two cameras would be able to read subtle changes in fault line configurations and detect the emission of radiation and other warning signs of impending earthquakes. Current radar cameras with resolutions of 1mm from heights less than 600 miles sense larger movements, causing uncertain earthquake probability forecasts, and have insufficient range and resolution. Infrared cameras usually travel on high altitude planes instead of satellites and have little ability to capture changes in infrared radiation, as their receptors are extremely weak at high altitudes.
3. Advanced data processing systems - Data processing would be a key aspect of this technology, and would require various systems, including advanced GPS transponders, minimal weight central processor cores. In order to coordinate satellite movement and activate detection technology at precise moments, as well as to be able to correctly analyze the resulting data, there would need to be increased accuracy in GPS locator technology. In order to minimize package weight, the entire processing core must not exceed 100lbs, and would need to be able to collect, record, and analyze large amounts of data, and then transmit all data and analysis to ground stations for further analysis. Using previous models and by developing new ones, using data collected before tectonic movement, the data collected by the instruments on these satellites would be able to accurately predict earthquakes.
4. Stabilization systems - In order to maintain a precise course and take accurate readings from consistent geosynchronous locations on consecutive orbits, these satellites would need stabilization systems capable of making minute course adjustments and holding a steady bearing when taking data readings.