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Dear baseband enthusiasts, on SMOS project we had this crazy idea for catastrophe communications in which cellular base stations would be miniaturized enough to be airdropped into disaster zones. We felt that this might be possible if all functionality except SMS was stripped from the base stations (hence SMOS, SMS Our Souls). Most ideally such technology would come in near cellphone size (excluding batteries), something like osmocom's earlier "Phone acting as BTS" hackwork. We did not have the guts nor skills to start doing this by ourselves, so we just published our findings and studies under Creative Commons BY license. As we wish to keep this idea open to everyone, our web-documentation would benefit on this regard from some more in-depth HW-related analysis and suggestions (our team fell short on this area). Once it's all published, it cannot be patented. I personally see some humanitarian & karma-improving angle in doing it this way. Helping human kinds in disaster should not be bound by patent laws. So I'm asking for constructive criticism and also offering possibility to write some informal blogs about your views on www.zygomatica.com/smos (with our team's editorial support) . At the same time it should be noted that such technically oriented blog writings at my friends' site zygomatica.com would likely reach 50 readers at most. To put it more nicely, reaching the widest possible audience is not our focus here anyways. My technical vision is presented at http://www.zygomatica.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/SMOS6-Technical-goals-System-requirements-v10.pdf .. and the full list of formal documents at end of http://www.zygomatica.com/smos/ . The other provided background material might be even more valuable to those that start considering this idea more seriously. So, For instance, can stripping down the functionality just to supporting SMS delivery bring down the power consumption in any significant manner? Thanks and regards, Kalle Pietilä P.S. Mailed to this list as suggested by Harald.