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Adaptive Sensor Array (ASA)
STATUS
Research Prototype
AVAILABILITY
Prototypes are now available as part of the NCAR ISFS facility (see WWW site below). May become a stand-alone facility.
REQUEST PROCEDURE
Use of ISFS is allocated through a panel-review process (see: http://www.eol.ucar.edu/deployment/request-info/facilities-request/how-to/request-an-observing-facility) For other options to obtain ASA, see contact below.
Emerging Technologies
Use of low-power wireless networking to acquire data from and control a large number (100-1000) of meteorological and hydrological sensors. All infrastructure (power, mounting, communications) is to be rapidly deployable to allow 1-12 month field campaigns. Use of peer-to-peer networking expands the domain, while maintaining low power consumption.
CONTACT
Steven Oncley
NCAR/EOL
PO Box 3000 Boulder, CO 80307-3000
303-497-8757
oncley@ucar.edu
http://www.eol.ucar.edu
SPECIFICATIONS
DeveloperSteven Semmer
Development SectorOther
R&D ProgramYes
Years Till Available<3
Investment Required$100k-$1M
Projected ApplicationMesoscale model initialization/assimulation
Unit Cost$1-10k
Key Risks1. Performance of peer-to-peer networks 2. Development of suitable low-power sensors
Ease of Useunattended
PlatformsGround
TRLTRL 6
REFERENCES
Laffea, L.L., J.K.Williams, R.Monson, R.Han, 2007: Using artificial intelligence to optimize wireless sensor network deployments for sub-alpine biogeochemical process studies. Fifth Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications to Environmental Science, American Meteorological Society, Jan 13-18, San Antonio, TX. Laffea, L.L., R.Monson, R.Manning, R.Han, A.Glasser, S.Oncley, J.Sun, S.Burns, S.Semmer, J.Militzer, 2006: Comprehensive monitoring of CO2 sequestration in subalpine forest ecosystems and its relation to global warming. 4th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, SenSys '06, Oct 31-Nov 3, Boulder, CO.
REMARKS
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UPDATED ON
7 Oct 2009 15:00