This Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) proposal describes the plan of the Arizona State University Sensor Signal and Information Processing (SenSIP) consortium to join the Net- Centric Software and Systems I/UCRC as a research site. SenSIP brings several complementary research capabilities to the current Net-Centric research thrusts. Specific SenSIP research areas include digital signal and image processing, multimedia systems, sensor networks, information theory and wireless communications. These research areas are critical to the future of Net-Centric Systems in several application domains. SenSIP has established the intellectual base to attract industry partners. For the past two years SenSIP has recruited four paying members, namely, Acoustic Technologies, Lockheed Martin, National Instruments, and Raytheon Missile Systems. And the ASU consortium is exploring membership research agreements with Intel Corporation, Freescale, General Dynamics, and G4 Matrix technologies. The mission of the ASU SenSIP Center is to develop signal and information processing foundations for next-generation integrated multidisciplinary sensing applications in biomedicine, defense, energy, and sustainability, environmental technologies, interactive media, wireless communications, and vehicular systems. Core faculty researchers come from several ASU colleges. More specifically, SenSIP has faculty members and researchers from the Department of Electrical Engineering, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and the Department of Chemistry. SenSIP has also affiliated members from the Arts, Media, and Engineering (AME) program, the Biodesign Institute, and the Arizona Institute for Nano-Electronics. The goals of the SenSIP Center are: a) to advance the state of the art in sensing theory and applications, b) to produce a highly trained workforce that will support emerging research and development activities, and c) to contribute to a sustainable economic growth and improve quality of life. The objective of this planning grant is to organize an industryuniversity meeting both with the existing member companies and with several new prospects. The meeting will showcase the work of faculty investigators and graduate students in the area of sensor systems, DSP, communications, and networks. Another important objective of the planning grant is to support travel to select industry sites and market the consortium. The planning grant period will also be used to adapt the existing SenSIP legal agreements and operating procedures with the corresponding Net-Centric operations and bylaws.
|Effective start/end date||7/1/09 → 6/30/10|
- National Science Foundation (NSF): $10,000.00