Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. Military Space News .




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



MachineTalker Mesh Networks In Flight Collecting Wireless Sensor Data On-Board NASA UAVs

File photo of a NASA concept Micro Aerial Vehicle.

Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Jan 5, 2006
MachineTalker has completed flight tests of its intelligent mesh network, collecting wireless sensor data from on-board sensors, processing and passing results to Talkers on the ground.

The system is designed to share sensor information among nearby UAVs proving the feasibility of intelligent and autonomous UAV squadrons.

The successful flight testing of the rugged MachineTalker wireless sensor nodes is the first step in an on-going process of demonstrating the efficacy of low cost sensor networks in UAVs and in other aerospace applications. The information gathered by the on-board sensors can be relayed to the ground or to another UAV within radio range.

The small UAVs can be used for both commercial and military security applications; while Multiple UAVs acting in concert (known as swarming) can provide both redundancy and analysis of recorded sensor data. In the UAV flight tests, selection of parametric data for review was made from the ground station in real-time with results gathered, processed and conveyed from the on-board Talkers back to the ground for display and review.

The Company's Chief Scientist, Gerry Nadler, emphasized that its low cost, light weight and low power consumption enabled the MachineTalker wireless network to be placed in extremely small UAVs enabling pre-processing and on-board decision making for applications like environmental monitoring, pipeline surveillance and numerous other security applications.

MachineTalker was founded in 2002, to develop the concept of intelligent, wireless, autonomous, mesh networking nodes for sensing, recording, processing and acting upon events. Because these small clusters or "Communities" of MachineTalkers are accessible through the Internet, they can be monitored from anywhere in the world. Targeted at applications where security, monitoring, locating and managing inventory in real-time is important, they can be made responsible for any entity to which they are assigned.

Related Links
MachineTalker
SpaceDaily
Search SpaceDaily
Subscribe To SpaceDaily Express

Techsphere To Fly Antenna Technology On High Flying Airships
St. Petersburg FL (SPX) Dec 27, 2005
Techsphere Systems International, Inc. (TSI) a wholly owned subsidiary of Cyber Defense Systems, Inc., has signed an Exclusive Agreement with RTI International (RTI) to test and utilize light weight "paint-on antenna" technology on Techsphere airships for communication, radar, remote sensing and other applications.







  • Rise And Fall Of China In 2005
  • Russia West Had Good Year
  • Japan Says China Considerable Threat
  • Bush Authorizes Export Of Sensitive Equipment To China

  • Western Agencies Say Iran Out To Build Nuclear Missile
  • Target Iran
  • Israel Iran Nuclear Balance
  • The Decline And Fall Of North Korea

  • UK Must Continue To Lead The Field In Missiles Says Reid
  • Taiwan Modifies Aircraft To Carry Anti Ship Missiles
  • India Successfully Tests Trishul Missile
  • India Successfully Tests Surface To Air Missile

  • Raytheon Demonstrates Key BMDS Sensor Netting And Integration Capability
  • Penetrator Bites The Dust
  • Missile Defence Chief Explains Missile Defense Achievements In 2005
  • BMD Watch: Prithvi Missile Goes To Sea

  • Pentagon To Retire U2 Spy Plane
  • First F35 Nears Completion At Lockheed Martin
  • F22A Took Long Road To Initial Operational Capability
  • Thailand To Buy Russian Fighters: Report

  • MachineTalker Mesh Networks In Flight Collecting Wireless Sensor Data On-Board NASA UAVs
  • Techsphere To Fly Antenna Technology On High Flying Airships
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Protect Marines On The Roads Across Iraq
  • EDA Awards Patria And Instrumentointi Oy UAV Study Contract

  • The Year In Iraq
  • The Press Under The Gun - Literally
  • US Pays Millions To Civilian Victims Of Collateral Damage
  • Earliest Evidence For Large Scale Organized Warfare In The Mesopotamian World

  • New Device Will Sense Through Concrete Walls
  • Congress Passes Bill For Hybrid Electric Military Vehicle
  • Raytheon Team Conducts Weapon System Wind Tunnel Test For Army's APKWS II Program
  • ROVER Gives Joint Force New Vision

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2006 - SpaceDaily.AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA PortalReports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additionalcopyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement