GreenFly is a citizen-led, hyper-localised flying device system. We have designed a group of sustainable, self-organising flying creatures from the S, M and L scales. This is conceived as an artificial collaborative system closely connected to nature, a complete biosphere rather than an object.
At the same time, we have designed a new numerical system based on satellite imagery, using radar spectroscopy to observe the green colour difference of vegetation over time to obtain our 'colour' indicator.
Changes in the colour of species on Earth are warning signs of environmental crises, and the uptake of synthetic substances by green plants gives us a clue to the metabolic shifts in the environment. Using this numerical system, we aim to help reduce and measure aerosols in the atmosphere and restore the Earth's thermodynamic balance.
Section 1: Background
For nearly two centuries, the industrial revolution has made humans the dominant force in shaping the planet. 2020 marks an important turning point when the mass of man-made objects exceeds that of biomass, and it becomes crucial to rethink our relationship with nature.
Using Landsat satellites, we have devised a new numerical system to observe the difference in the green colour of vegetation at different times through radar spectroscopy, resulting in a numerical indicator that is our 'carbon' indicator. The colour change of species on Earth is a warning sign of an environmental crisis, and the uptake of synthetic substances by green plants gives us clues to the metabolic shifts in the environment. Using this numerical system, we intend to help reduce aerosols in the atmosphere and restore the Earth's thermodynamic balance.
Section 2: Structure "GreenFly is a sustainable, hyper-localised flight device system. We have designed a sustainable, self-organising flock of flying creatures from the S, M and L scales. It is conceived as an artificial collaborative system closely connected to nature, a complete biosphere rather than an object.
His skin is composed of Trichoderma, a fungus that absorbs aerosol particles from the air, making it an effective tool for reducing air pollution. The particles that stick also perform important life system services, such as carbon sequestration. In order to achieve the lightest and strongest possible results, the skeletal architecture was designed using digital algorithms that mimic nature through genetic variation evolution, and topological optimisation to achieve optimal solutions beyond the realm of human design.
Organisation was also key in the design process to allow it to form greater energy, allowing it to pattern across the sky. In the process of self-assembly, disordered parts build up an ordered structure through local interactions only.In a self-organising system, the parts move and oscillate between the turbulent action of the atmosphere and in a self-assembling system the individual parts move towards a final state.
Part 3: Overall system design We have designed a free open online resource platform consisting of a real-time atmospheric circulation system, a route planning system and a hobbyist sharing platform. The platform uses atmospheric circulation data to plan journeys around the planet, helping us to optimise the release routes of organisms and minimise air pollution.
These new renewable species, harnessing the power of natural resource cycles, can also decay through the platform when determining where to land and then return to promote new growth. New flying species designed by enthusiasts from around the world can also be shared within the platform, which allows users to share information, insights and experiences that together can have a positive impact on the environment.
Our goal is for GreenFly to help humanity deal with the challenges and dilemmas of the day and to do our part in advancing the process of human conservation.