How to End the Black Box Mystery

It’s still a mystery how Flight 804 was brought down to crash in the Mediterranean Sea, killing all of its crew and passengers. Was it instrument failure, a flock of birds, a drone or weaponized drone(s), or terrorists? The answer lies in the aircraft debris and in the valuable black boxes. The clock is ticking, the black boxes only have a 30-day lifespan before going silent and never revealing their precious information about what happened to Flight 804.

At Whitmarsh Research Group (WRG), we have been working in areas of live “SHANet Real-time Sensing™, the ability to sense different events, changes in environments and changes in electronic behaviors. Also, to be able to detect, track, and identify the differentiation that occurs from an established normal reading to an anomaly to real-time systemic failure. Our Drone Defense System™ to prevent collision between aircraft and drones, has a Return To Sender™ (RTS™) function in addition to several other countermeasures, and the “SHANet Real-time Sensing™ sensors which will be able to sense in real time and record all WIFI and RF equipment within the aircraft and those outside it with a range of up to 10 miles. From a pranked WIFI hotspot or a threatening wireless system, timer, or automated system SRTS™ would be able to prevent interdiction from devices attempting to create an event to change aircraft behavior or destroy the aircraft.

Egypt Air Flight 804 - Last Minutes

SRTS™ also has the ability to perform the same function of both physical flight recorders but with constant encrypted streaming and storage of data to a secure cloud enviroment. This is our SRTS Virtual Flight Recorder. Imagine having the ability to have constant communication with the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) in real-time, recorded into a secure database that does not have a 30-day shelf life after a catastrophic event but instead can be stored indefinitely and downloaded by authorities as needed. Our Virtual Flight Recorder can include live video data recording (LVDR) with streaming of live video that can be reviewed by law enforcement, air traffic controllers, and airline carriers to help them cross-reference events and flight manifests in real-time or on demand. A flight status can be pre-flight, in-flight or post-flight with constant data access. Streaming can be transmitted in any type of weather. All SRTS™ Virtual Flight Recorder systems are self-reliant and energy-independent with many different energy formats including storing and re-harvesting energy so that they cannot be disabled by cutting off a conventional power source.

Aircraft with SRTS™ Virtual Flight Recorders (Virtual Black Box) will communicate constantly and securely via a cloud-enabled encrypted network. The information will always be accessible for officials in the FAA, Homeland Security, Military Air Command Divisions, FBI, and Air Traffic Control systems. SRTS™ represents the next generation of satellite (SAT) communications. The SRTS™ Sensor Array is a stand-alone system that will be available from $10,000 per license per plane for parts and installation and less than $49 a month for connectivity, transmission, storage and live-feed access. The future is now for saving lives: SRTS™ Virtual Flight Recorders are coming soon to an aircraft that you will be flying in.

If you would like more information about the SRTS™ Virtual Flight Recorders (the Virtual Black Box), please contact Whitmarsh Research Group at

Author PD Papo Whitmarsh

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