2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual

Partnering Events:

TechConnect Summit
Clean Technology 2008

Distributed Acoustic Sensing

L. Girod
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US

sensors, acustics, distributed

Sensors capable of sensing phenomena at high data rates---on the order of tens to hundreds of thousands of samples per second---are useful in many industrial, civil engineering, scientific, networking, and medical applications. In these applications, high-rate streams of data produced by sensors must be processed and analyzed using a combination of both event-stream and signal-processing operations. WaveScope is a data management and continuous query processing architecture that integrates these two different data types; ease of writing arbitrary event-stream and signal-processing functions; the ability to process several million samples per second on conventional PC hardware; and the ability to distribute application code across both PCs and sensor nodes. Our initial WaveScope implementation demonstrates high performance on several application, and targets real embedded sensor platforms. In this talk I will discuss the design of WaveScope and show one of the target platforms we have developed.

Nanotech 2008 Conference Program Abstract