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Smart Multi-Sensor Wireless Network System for Storm Load Monitoring

Florida Institute of Technology, FL, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Measuring pressure and temperature due to extreme winds on a roof at several locations, collecting data and sending it to a server to process and publish on the web in nearly real-time. Also wind speed and direction are measured by the system with the use of an anemometer.

Primary Application Area: Environmental, Water & Waste

Technology Development Status: Proven Manufacturability

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 5

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Described above. There are no other smart sensing wireless network system that I know of. The unique features of our existing system are highlighted above.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 25T

Website: http://research.fit.edu/whirl/

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: 2000-01 Florida Sea-Grant, $10K
2001-02 FEMA/FL Dept. of Community Affairs, $111K
2002-04 FL. Sea Grant College 2002-2003 Biennial Core Program, $93K
2004-06 FEMA/FL. Sea Grant College Biennial Core Program, $96K
2006-09 National Science Foundation CMMI grant, $300K

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant, University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners