Wireless - Pushing the boundaries


Government agencies and private companies are turning to Oak Ridge National Laboratory for modeling, simulation and fine-tuning of their wireless sensor networks. The Extreme Measurement Communications Center (EMC2), headed by Wayne Manges of the Engineering Science and Technology Division, is focusing on advancing the use of wireless technology under extreme conditions typical of industrial settings. "Through EMC2, our resources are diverse and include parallel computing and measurement equipment for high-performance wireless and wired network characterization," Manges said. Ultimately, ORNL and several organizations will develop wireless network standards to be adopted by the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society and others. In addition to its work to develop a fault-tolerant communication infrastructure for the electric grid of the future, ORNL's EMC2 is involved in projects with Honeywell, Eaton and General Electric.

 -  Ron Walli,  865.576.0226,  December 13, 2005

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