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JPL Sensor Webs Project

The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory has devised a remarkable new type of sensor that could revolutionize the way scientists gather data. A Sensor Web is a network of many individual sensors that are about the size of a ping-pong ball. By themselves, they collect a single measurement-like temperature or humidity. But an entire Sensor Web can be spread out over a very large area and collect vast amounts of data remotely. The Sensor Webs Web site has a lot of information about the technology and its applications. A fun activity for kids is also given that teaches the basic techniques that Sensor Webs use to collect data.
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory Sensor Webs Project
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  • https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/met/2002/0315
Date Issued
2001-
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Date of Scout Publication
March 15th, 2002
Date Of Record Creation
April 7th, 2003 at 5:06pm
Date Of Record Release
April 7th, 2003 at 5:06pm
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Subject: JPL Sensor Webs Project
Posted By: cmurw
Date Posted: 9/14/06 8:37am
FYI, an unrelated JPL group is now using the URL above. The founder of the NASA Sensor Webs project spun it off into a private company called SensorWare Systems (see www.sensorwaresystems.com). Their site houses most of the content referred to above.

This message was edited by cmurw on 9/14/06 8:37am.