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Stephen F Austin State University, Baker Pattillo Student Center, Twilight and Grand Ballrooms

#### Start Date

31-3-2009 1:00 PM

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31-3-2009 5:00 PM

#### Description

The idea to do this project began with a simple question: Suppose that people carrying communication radios parachute out of a plane, if each device has a certain range, what is the probability that once everyone lands they will be able to communicate. To study this problem I assumed that the spot where each individual lands is normally distributed.

We discuss the different ways the communication radios can work. In particular we examine the situation where all the radios have to be within a certain radius *r *to operate correctly and the situation where the radios work on a relay system. We discussed how the probabilities differ in each situation. For the sake of clarity here we only take into account horizontal distances between the jumpers.

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Communication Across Random Landings

Stephen F Austin State University, Baker Pattillo Student Center, Twilight and Grand Ballrooms

The idea to do this project began with a simple question: Suppose that people carrying communication radios parachute out of a plane, if each device has a certain range, what is the probability that once everyone lands they will be able to communicate. To study this problem I assumed that the spot where each individual lands is normally distributed.

We discuss the different ways the communication radios can work. In particular we examine the situation where all the radios have to be within a certain radius *r *to operate correctly and the situation where the radios work on a relay system. We discussed how the probabilities differ in each situation. For the sake of clarity here we only take into account horizontal distances between the jumpers.