April 30, 2003

HPWREN Provides High-Speed Connectivity for Demos at a George Wright Society Conference and the SDSU Visualization Center

On April 18, the HPWREN team participated in a demonstration that linked the remote Anza-Borrego Desert State Park with San Diego State University's (SDSU) Visualization Center - following a demo that connected the Park with the George Wright Society Cultural Resources 2003 Joint Conference, which was held at a Mission Valley convention center. This activity was the second in a series of remote interactive presentations that allowed participants to virtually tour the Anza-Borrego State Park via HPWREN.

desert antenna

The connection, which was a follow-up to a March 22 demonstration, encompassed a 45 Mbps wireless link that originates with the HPWREN antenna atop the San Diego Supercomputer Center, hops to Mount Woodson, onto the Cuyamaca Mountains, Mount Laguna, and finally to the ad-hoc antenna assembled at the remote Anza-Borrego site.

In addition, graduate students from SDSU's Geology Department deployed several environmental sensors and high-resolution video cameras to capture even more of the area for the virtual "tourists" to have an even closer look at the Anza-Borrego desert - whilst sitting in their meeting rooms.

high-speed interactive presentations

"We also had a local multi-hop wireless environment within the Anza-Borrego location," explains Hans-Werner Braun, HPWREN PI. "This allowed us to connect both the Fish Creek fossilized oyster beds and the nearby Wind Caves with the conference and vis center participants."

desert antenna

Photographs of the April 18 event are located at https://cdn.hpwren.ucsd.edu/images/20030418.

More information about the March 22 activity is located at https://cdn.hpwren.ucsd.edu/images/20030418.


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