- Conference date: 15-17 April 2002
- Location: Washington, DC (USA)
Initiated under Laboratory Directed R&D funding we have engaged in empirical studies, theory development, and initial hardware development for a ground‐based Distributed Sensor Network with Collective Computation (DSN‐CC). A DSN‐CC is a network that uses node‐to‐node communication and on‐board processing to achieve gains in response time, power usage, communication bandwidth, detection resolution, and robustness. DSN‐CCs are applicable to both military and civilian problems where massive amounts of data gathered over a large area must be processed to yield timely conclusions. We have built prototype hardware DSN‐CC nodes. Each node has self‐contained power and is 6”×10”×2”. Each node contains a battery pack with power feed from a solar panel that forms the lid, a central processing board, a GPS card, and radio card. Further system properties will be discussed, as will scenarios in which the system might be used to counter Nuclear/Biological/Chemical (NBC) threats of unconventional warfare. Mid‐year in FY02 this DSN‐CC research project received funding from the Office of Nonproliferation Research and Engineering (NA‐22), NNSA to support nuclear proliferation technology development.
- Science funding
- Chemical properties
- Computer hardware
- Global Positioning System
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