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.

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Web camera view of turkey vultures hanging out on top of a tower on Otay mountain on August 28, 2018.

Environmental Observations via Mountain-top Deployed Sensors - the Santiago Peak Holy Fire Example

August 12, 2018

In early 2018 the UC San Diego High Performance Wireless Research and Education network partnered with the University of Nevada Reno's ALERTWildfire.org, the Orange County Fire Authority, and Southern California Edison to obtain, install and operate a sensor infrastructure on a Santiago Peak microwave tower for environmental observations. A specific objective was the creation of capabilities to help with the assessment of fire dangers, and the ability to monitor active fires and to respond based on real-time data.

HPWREN Live Stream - July 6, 2018 Building and West Fires

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

This was a life stream video taken on July 6, 2018 showing the Building and West Fires occurring in south San Diego County as seen via a PTZ camera on Lyons 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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