November 4, 2003

New HPWREN Link Redundancy Significantly Increases Network Robustness

After a year of planning and preparation, the southern loop of HPWREN wireless connectivity is now complete.

"The completion of this connection significantly increases the robustness of the network, in case of node outages and link weaknesses - such as when we are under interference situations," explains Hans-Werner Braun, HPWREN PI. "It also provides needed extra bandwidth for demanding applications, such as the astronomy observatories that HPWREN connects."

Another robustness activity underway is a licensed spectrum link replacement for an existing connection between Mount Woodson and the Cuyamaca Mountains. This should be completed in the next month or so.

hpwren topo

Click on the above thumbnail for a high-resolution version of the HPWREN topology.

Link redundancy for the northern portion of HPWREN should be completed in 2004 - when another backbone node will be added in the Riverside County region to connect between the Fallbrook area and Toro Peak.

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