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.

Recent Image

November 2021 sunset as seen on Volcan Mountain

Triangulating Meteors with HPWREN Cameras

December 1, 2021

The HPWREN cameras often capture images of meteors streaking through the sky. A particularly good example was identified by Ross Seibert in one image from the west-facing camera at Lyons Peak the night of November 9.

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:

20211123 DART launch

20211123 DART launch, fast but inconsistent image collection, played back at 30fps plus slowed down to 10%.

This video is best viewed on a large high resolution screen.

More animations can be found at

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