In a Decade Vast SensorNets Will Feed Optical Core. The Big Terabit Optical Internet Core Gigabit Wireless Streams The Small Pervasive Self-Powered Sensor “Motes” The Cheap One-Cent Radios.
“The all optical fibersphere in the center finds its complement in the wireless ethersphere on the edge of the network.”
– George Gilder
Source: Rajesh Gupta, UCI Center for
Embedded Computer Systems
This is the Research Context for the
California Institute for Telecommunications
and Information Technology
Materials and Devices Team, UCSD
Eng. / Cal-(IT)2
Source: Phil Papadopoulos, SDSC
3G Adds Mobility, QoS, and High Speeds
Consumers are 80% of 2G Usage
Corporations are Supposed to be 80% of Early 3G
3G Is Estimated to Grow From
1.3% of the Wireless Market in 2002
to 23% in 2007
Founded in Stockholm on August 30, 2000, Elektrosmog is a discussion group for public, wireless access to the Internet over non-telecom networks, such as the Wireless LAN standard IEEE 802.11b. Membership is open and doesn't cost anything.
The project grew out of a skepticism towards the claims of the telecom industry regarding the usefulness and success of the future "third generation mobile telephone systems" as the only means to implement "the wireless Internet". This skepticism culminated in the fall of 2000 with the European telecom operators' applications for radio frequency bandwidth for the future UMTS networks.
We envision a cloud of free Internet connectivity that will cover most inhabited areas. The coverage might be spotty, vary over time, and be hard to control or predict, just like a fog or smog.
369 members as of June 1, 2001
PI, Hans-Werner Braun, SDSC, UCSD
Co-PI, Frank Vernon, SIO, UCSD
45mbps Duplex Backbone
Source: Sujit Dey, UCSD ECE
New Bay Bridge Tower
with Lateral Shear Links
Develop and Install
Wireless Sensor Arrays
Source: UCSD Structural Engineering Dept.