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Actic Sensors

Low Cost Wireless Remote Sensors for Arctic Monitoring and Lifecycle Assessment

Summary

The Arctic is hard to constantly monitor. In order to resolve this problem, low-cost wireless sensors were being developed to detect an input event, compute detected events, and communicate the data to other sensors. These inexpensive, self-organizing network devices can reliably compute and communicate detected human, animal, and environmental events. By utilizing a variety of sensors, it is possible to detect sounds, vibrations, radio and cellphone signals, location, and more based upon the needs of each sensor. When implemented, the project would hope to provide DHS with a quick method to deploy and monitor an Arctic region for ice breakup and predictions, detect vehicle or vessel traffic in regions of concern, or even assisting with the safety of personnel or equipment during training exercises.

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Researchers

Principal Investigator

Martin Cenek