The High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network (HPWREN), a University of California San Diego partnership project led by the San Diego Supercomputer Center and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, supports Internet-data applications in the research, education, and public safety realms.


HPWREN functions as a collaborative, Internet-connected cyberinfrastructure. The project supports a high-bandwidth wireless backbone and access data network in San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial counties in areas that are typically not well-served by other technologies to reach the Internet. This includes backbone locations, typically sited on mountain tops, to connect often hard-to-reach areas in the remote Southern California back country.

Featured Image

The Mount Laguna Observatory antenna tower covered in ice and snow after the storm.

Photo by Andrew Farrow, SDSU MLO.

2018 HPWREN Accomplishments

January 31, 2019

2018 was a busy year for HPWREN. This article highlights significant activities undertaken in 2018 and some predictions for 2019 activities.

I. Awards and grants

- CENIC Innovation award given to HPWREN, March 20, 2018

HPWREN and its partners WIFIRE and AlertTahoe jointly shared CENIC's 2018 Innovations Award under the rubric "Technology Projects to Combat California Wildfires". In recognition of work to bring advanced IT and telecommunications to the fight to contain California wildfires, the WIFIRE, HPWREN, and AlertTahoe projects were selected as joint recipients of the CENIC 2018 Innovations in Networking Award for Experimental Applications.

HPWREN Live Stream - February 3, 2019 One Fine Winter Morning on Toro Peak

HPWREN Time Lapse or

Live Stream Videos

Fires, weather conditions, flooding, and other public safety conditions are scenarios where real-time sensor data distributions can become important aspects for situational awareness. HPWREN can now provide live feeds from most of its cameras, in addition to the post-processed videos shown at:

https://www.youtube.com/user/hpwren/videos

The video on the right was a life stream video taken on February 3, 2019 via one of the cameras on Toro Peak.

HPWREN Web Cameras

Recently installed 360 degree view web cameras on top of Santiago Peak located north of San Diego county.

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