High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network
HPWREN
Dos Picos ICP relay December 21, 2004
New HPWREN Relay above Dos Picos County Park Supports CDF Incident Command Post Deployment and Wireless Network Experimentation

To enable support for a CDF Incident Command Post, as well as wireless network experiments, a new solar powered HPWREN relay has been installed at the hill side southwest of the Dos Picos County Park.

acoustic sensors November 19, 2004
The SIO/IGPP Laboratory for Atmospheric Acoustics is utilizing HPWREN for continuous array state of health monitoring and data analysis

The Laboratory for Atmospheric Acoustics of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at UCSD is utilizing HPWREN for an infrasound array built to detect nuclear explosions as part of the comprehensive test ban treaty.

wireless packet traces November 14, 2004
HPWREN network traffic traces available via NLANR/MNA's PMA server

The HPWREN backbone instrumentation includes capabilities for on demand and regular passive and active measurements which facilitate network research activities. In addition, these data sets are also critical to the engineering and operation of the infrastructure.

met sensors November 6, 2004
HPWREN sensor data used for setting off real-time alarms for firefighters

A real-time meteorology sensor alert architecture allows for early warning in case of critical fire weather conditions.

2004 HPWREN Users Meeting October 12, 2004
San Diego Sheriff's Department Hosts HPWREN Annual Users Meeting

On September 24, 2004, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department hosted the HPWREN Annual Users Meeting at the County Emergency Operations Center.

Cedar DVD October 6, 2004
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography Visualization Center produced a DVD from HPWREN Cedar Fire images

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography Visualization Center (SIO VizCenter) has produced a time-synchronized video from images taken from various cameras on the High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network (HPWREN) during the October 2003 wildfires in San Diego.

NSF September 17, 2004
HPWREN receives new award from the National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced a four-year award as a follow-up to the currently NSF-funded High Performance Wireless and Research Network (HPWREN), which has been created and expanded over the past four years. This new award, in response to the Information Technology Reseach solicitation, has a strong research agenda on quality of service, but is also viewed a followon to the existing HPWREN award, and is titled "Integration and Analysis of Reliable Networking for Remote Science, Education, and First Responders."

TCS site July 21, 2004
Licensed Radio Manufacturer Audits HPWREN Sites

The manufacturer of the radios for the HPWREN links, Stratex Networks, has shown extraordinary responsiveness to some issues experienced with one of the links. A team from the company visited and systematically researched the issues.

IR July 20, 2004
HPWREN's First Night Time Incident Response Deployment

On Tuesday, July 13, 2004 (at 4:45pm), the HPWREN staff received a request for a data communications setup from the San Diego California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF) Emergency Command Center Chief. This ad-hoc connectivity would support firefighters working to control the Mataguay Fire. This was HPWREN's first night time ad-hoc deployment for incident communications.

TCS site June 29, 2004
The SDSU Intra-SMER Network Extends its Reach to the Pacific Coast

In support of meteorology and hydrology research, the San Diego State University's Field Station Programs is extending the reach of the HPWREN-connected Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve network via Camp Pendleton towards the pacific coast.

multicast output June 24, 2004
Advances in Real-Time Sensor Data Distribution across HPWREN

With the need for real-time sensor data distribution to various simultaneous recipients, HPWREN recently embraced the notion of multicast technology for such objectives.

Eagle Fire setup May 27, 2004
HPWREN Incident Response Connectivity Deployed to Support CDF Eagle Fire Operations in Riverside County
Concepts and experiences from collaborations between HPWREN and the San Diego Unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF) provided the ability and a model to apply ad-hoc connectivity to a recent fire incident in Riverside County.

HPWREN camera May 23, 2004
HPWREN video cameras support firefighting agencies
Two recent video camera additions are prototypes to help firefighter operations further south and north in the county.

Ecologist study at SMER April 4, 2004
A Longitudinal Examination of High Performance Wireless Network Usage in an Ecological Reserve
A thesis study and presentation examined perceptions, communication, and usage of HPWREN among field scientists at the SDSU Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve.

HPWREN collaboration with SCIGN April 2, 2004
HPWREN and SCIGN - Streaming high-frequency, real-time GPS data
The Southern California Integrated GPS Network (SCIGN) is upgrading to high-frequency, real-time data transfers in San Diego and Riverside Counties in collaboration with the HPWREN and ROADNet projects.

HPWREN licensed link installation March 10, 2004
HPWREN increases network robustness with a third FCC-licensed link
A new 6GHz-band licensed link beween Mt. Woodson and the Cuyamaca mountains has replaced an earlier 5.8GHz license-exempt one. This now extends HPWREN licensed connectivity from the coast to the mountains in the San Diego region.

Gamma Ray Burster research helped by HPWREN February 4, 2004
HPWREN and the Palomar Observatory - Lifting the Veil on the Universe
One of the universe's most mysterious and explosive events is the phenomenon known to astronomers as a Gamma-Ray Burst (GRB). They are briefly bright enough to be visible billions of light years away. They are difficult to study as they are short lived and take place at seemingly random locations and times. To achieve an understanding of what exactly a GRB is and why they occur, astronomers need to act quickly to pin down their exact location and observe them while they are exploding.

California Wolf Center alpha male Denali January 7, 2004
HPWREN Collaborates with the California Wolf Center
The recently installed California Wolf Center HPWREN connection, as well as the new web-based digital camera, will allow the Center to more broadly share valuable scientific and educational resources. This near real-time feed showing gray wolf interactions posted on publicly available web pages will help satisfy a critical component of the Wolf Center's mission.

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