HPWREN Backbone Expands to Red Mountain and Mount Soledad
While one eight-foot dish points toward Mount Soledad, another 4-footer points toward the Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve. The new connectivity extends the 45 Mbps HPWREN backbone.
Additionally, a three-foot antenna for a 2.4GHz link points toward Palomar Mountain. This antenna will be used for HPWREN's collaborations with Native American Learning Centers (e.g., Pala and Rincon).
The NSF-funded network includes additional backbone nodes at UCSD and a number of "hard to reach" areas in San Diego county. Future work the HPWREN team hopes to undertake includes a link from Red Mountain to Toro Peak, which would connect earthquake sensors in the Anza Borrego Desert. The team is also considering a link from Toro Peak to Mount Laguna, which would assure network redundancy.
Additional photographs regarding Red Mountain are available at http://hpwren.ucsd.edu/Photos/sites.html#Red.
Additional photographs regarding Mount Soledad are available at http://hpwren.ucsd.edu/Photos/sites.html#Soledad.
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