Anywhere, Anytime, Any Size, Any Signal: Scalable, Remote Information Sending and Communication Systems Workgroup [open pdf - 4MB]
"Emerging technologies in sensor design and wireless communications have the potential to make a leap in both the quantity and quality of critically needed data. This workshop brought together experts in sensors, high-speed wireless communication, networking, power sources, FCC regulations, crisis management, security, transportation infrastructure and field science to review recent developments and discuss the potential for deployment of networked sensors for field science and homeland security. Additionally, they worked to identify opportunities and impediments for utilization of sensor networks in meeting the nation's information needs. The presenters showed how sensors and imagers, enabled by micro and other technologies, form sensor systems that acquire information. Networks can distribute that information over local to global and larger distances, enabling truly remote sensing."
University of Maine, Homeland Security Lab: http://homeland.maine.edu/papers_reports.htm