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Design of a GSM phone booth for low cost rural communication

Idachaba, F.E. and Edeko, F. O. (2012) Design of a GSM phone booth for low cost rural communication. JOURNAL OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES,, 2 (4).

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The GSM phone booth was designed as a mobile phone with solar arrays on the roof. These arrays are for charging the phone batteries and powering the booth during the day while the batteries which can be bigger, powers the phone at night or in the absence of sunlight. The cell phone platform was integrated into the booth such that when a SIM card is inserted it can be used as if it were a personal phone. The SIM card holder was designed in such a way that the user carries it along to the phone booth and slots it into the provided slot on the booth before making a call. It was also designed to switch on or off the phone booth such that when the card is removed the booth is switched off while the battery continues to charge. This is another mean by which the battery life is extended. The design provides a low cost approach for extending mobile communication to rural areas and also for campuses and public areas

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: GSM Phone booth, Rural area, Solar cells, SIM card
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2015 09:35
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2015 09:35

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