The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is hosting several interrelated workshops to define and develop concepts for the interdisciplinary topic of Sensor Webs by convening groups of leading experts to share ideas on this newly emerging field. A Sensor Web is a macroinstrument consisting of spatially distributed intra-communicating nodes that can monitor, explore, and potentially react to their environments. The possible applications of Sensor Webs are numerous and could find great utilization in a number of scientific, commercial, and military areas. Linked papers below describe the concept in more detail.
Our objective for the first Sensor Web Workshop will be to define the utility of a Sensor Web as an instrument architecture to characterize dynamic systems on multiple length scales. We expect to illustrate and discuss potential applications (in part, provided by attendees) in land, ocean, atmospheric, and space environments. We will also identify both enabling technologies and technologies needing further development to construct Sensor Webs within resource constraints. Leaders from a full spectrum of fields (scientific, commercial, military) will be in attendance. The output from this workshop will feed directly into our next workshop on Sensor Web technologies.
The workshop will be held April 4-6, 2000 (2.5 days) in the Los Angeles/Pasadena area. Plenary talks will include addresses by Dr. Barbara Romanowicz (UC Berkeley), who will discuss present sensor web systems for seismology applications and Dr. Peter Niiler (UC San Diego/Scripps Institute of Oceanography), who will discuss present sensor web systems for oceanographic applications, followed by breakout discussion groups. A few shorter papers will be given as well. Watch this space for final agenda.
The registration fee for the workshop will be $90.
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NASA Tech Brief, October '99
Sensor Web basics
Dr. Kevin A. Delin
Leader, Sensor Web Development
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, California 91109-8099
Tel: (818) 354-9647
Last updated 4/3/00 by Maggi Glasscoe (Maggi.Glasscoe@jpl.nasa.gov)