Center for Embedded Networked Sensing
Sustainable Large-Scale Sensor Networks
Deputy Director, CENS
Professor, UCLA Electrical Engineering Dept.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of our sponsors, including the National Science Foundation, Intel Corporation, Sun Inc., Crossbow Inc., and the participating campuses. Mission StatementTo address scientific issues of national and global priority through pioneering research and education in Embedded Networked Sensing technology.
To develop and demonstrate architectural principles and methodologies for deeply embedded, massively distributed, sensor-rich distributed systems
To apply and disseminate these systems in support of scientific research critical to social and environmental concerns
To create meaningful inquiry-based science instruction using embedded networked sensing technology, for a diverse grade 7-12 population; and to disseminate education materials and technology through outreach and professional development networks Embedded Networked SensingMicro-sensors, on-board processing, wireless interfaces feasible at very small scale--can monitor phenomena “up close”
Enables spatially and temporally dense environmental monitoring
Embedded Networked Sensing will reveal previously unobservable phenomenaContaminant TransportEcosystems, BiocomplexityMarine MicroorganismsSeismic Structure Response Development of New Embedded SensorsCENS-compatible chemical-sensor technologies needed
soil/water quality monitoring, security, precision agriculture
Current chemical-sensor development
electrochemical nitrate sensors: potentiometric or chronocoulometry
MEMS liquid chromatography systems and mass spectrometers ...