We are developing a wireless network on the reserve
that will (1) serve as a testbed for wireless development and
analysis; and (2) provide a communication network for measuring
microclimate, visual, and acoustic data in real time. This communication
system will provide data for researchers and classes and can be
used to set up short- or long-term experiments. We invision this
system's growth to include a more robost telemetry system in the
future that will allow the monitoring of terrestrial mammals,
as well as resident avian populations.
This system is possible through the collaboration
of the UC Davis Natural Reserve System and Dr. Prasant Mohapatra
of the Computer
Science Department and the support of the Center
for Enbedded Network Systems (CENS) and the Systemwide
Natural Reserve System (NRS) with additional support from
the College of Agricultural
& Environmental Sciences. For the technical discussion
of the communication system go to http://spirit.cs.ucdavis.edu/quailridge/index.html.
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