A colleague and I were talking about all the technology we have to today and the panic going on and the lives at risk looking for this black box in the middle of a hellish deeep ocean.
Why not have the Black box batteries last longer? This day and age come on really 30 days were sweating?
Another idea we talked about is why not have the black box send constant bursts of data along the way to large hard drive. It wouldn't take much room and if nothing eventful could be overwritten after a couple weeks. Yes every plane flown with bursts of info.
I can turn on lights and look at my cameras at home from anywhere in the world via wifi this really should be possible.
Then we look up the bursts on the computer after a catastrophe with location and info. Why risk lives looking for an elusive black box?