PISong, WenZhan OrgWashington State University
Award #AIST-05-0082Managing CenterARCStatusOpen
TitleOptimized Autonomous Space - In-situ Sensorweb

In response to NASA's needs for Earth-hazard-monitoring sensor-web as formulated in NASA's New Age of Exploration study [1] ESTO's Hazard Monitoring [2] study, and NASA's Solid Earth Science Working Group Report [3], we propose to develop a prototype real-time Optimized Autonomous Space - In-situ Sensor-web, with a focus on volcano hazard mitigation and with the goals of:
1. Integrating complementary space and in-situ elements into an interactive, autonomous sensor-web.
2. Advancing sensor-web power and communication resource management technology.
3. Enabling scalability and seamless infusion of future space and in-situ assets into the sensor-web.

To meet these goals, we will:
1. Develop a test-bed in-situ array with smart sensor nodes capable of making autonomous data acquisition decisions.
2. Develop new self-organizing topology management algorithms combining hierarchical control architecture with flat routing structure.
3. Develop new bandwidth allocation algorithms in which sensor nodes autonomously determine packet priorities based on mission needs and local bandwidth information in real-time.
4. Develop remote network management and reprogramming tools.
5. Integrate the space and in-situ control such that each element is capable of triggering by the other.
6. Synthesize the sensor-web data ingestion and dissemination through the use of SenosrML.
7. Demonstrate end-to-end system performance with the in-situ test-bed at Mount St. Helens, and NASA's Earth Observing One (EO-1) platform.

The period of performance will be three years.
The development will begin at TRL 2 and is planned to exit at TRL 5.
The research will stipulate the "Smart Sensing" topic area.