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Remote Sensor Placement

Collaboration between Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) Jacobs School of Engineering


  • Institute Director
  • Charles Farrar
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  • UCSD EI Director
  • Michael Todd
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  • Executive Administrator
  • Ellie Vigil
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  • Institute Administrator
  • Vacant

The goal of this work is to develop a new autonomous capability for remotely deploying precisely located sensor nodes without damaging the sensor nodes in the process.  Over the course of the last decade there has been significant interest in research to deploy sensor networks.  This research is driven by the fact that the costs associated with installing sensor networks can be very high.  In order to rapidly deploy sensor networks consisting of large numbers of sensor nodes, alternative techniques must be developed to place the sensor nodes in the field.


  • David Mascarenas
  • Logan Ott
  • Aaron Curis
  • Sara Brambilla
  • Amy Larson
  • Steve Brumby
  • Charles Farrar

Portions of this work were supported by the Los Alamos National Laboratory Institute of Geophysics, Planetary Physics, and Signatures.


For additional information, please contact David Mascarenas at dmascarenas@lanl.gov.