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  Smartdust - Lostpedia
Smartdust is a word that first appeared on the bigspaceship1 website on the 19th January 2006 after the airing of the episode The 23rd Psalm.
It is believed that smartdust is a reference to the fl smoke monster that Mr.
In theory, smartdust would hover by default, as the particles are small enough for their own magnetic field to move them against gravity.
lostpedia.com /wiki/Smartdust   (276 words)

 What is Smart Dust?
Smartdust is a term used to describe groups of very small robots which may be used for monitoring and detection.
Currently, the scale of smartdust is rather small, with single sensors the size of a deck of playing cards, but the hope is to eventually have robots as small as a speck of dust.
Development of smartdust continues at a breakneck speed, and it will no doubt soon be commonplace to have a vast army of thousands or millions of nearly invisible sensors monitoring our environment to ensure our safety and the efficiency of the machines around us.
www.wisegeek.com /what-is-smart-dust.htm   (361 words)

 Smartdust - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The devices, or motes, are intended to be the size of a grain of sand, or even a dust particle.
The smartdust concept was introduced by Kristofer Pister (University of California) in 2001
A typical application scenario is scattering a hundred of these sensors around a building or around a hospital to monitor temperature or humidity, track patient movements, or inform of disasters, such as earthquakes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Smartdust   (557 words)

 Apple-extras.org Online
SmartDust are tiny electronic particles which are connected together electronically using those nodes or motes.
I propose that the SmartDust be sprinkled onto the surface the you intend to use for the virtual keyboard to put the data into the device.
The SmartDust will also need to have a certain Ionic bonding electronic charges with the surface you are using and repel itself from any attempt to stick to your fingers.
www.apple-extras.org /?y=article-11   (358 words)

 Applications of Smartdust in Transport, Research, Computing Science, Newcastle University
Smartdust) using nano-technology techniques thus broadening the current scope of possible applications in transport.
The aim of this research is to identify the possible development pathways of Smartdust technologies over the next 30 years and the potential application areas of these technologies in transport.
This will be achieved by a combination of informed forward-thinking and an on-road proof of concept trial using vehicles and roadside infrastructure equipped with Smartdust technology.
www.cs.ncl.ac.uk /research/projects/detail.php?id=218   (275 words)

 Unexplained Mysteries Discussion Forums > Pentagon Helping Restore Chinese Cave Paintings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Nov 23 2003, 08:37 PM A new technology with impressive military applications, developed with funding from the Pentagon, is to be put to more scholarly use: to collect data for the conservation of the painted caves of Dunhuang in Gansu Province, China.
The current prototype is the size of a matchbox, but the final version will resemble a grain of rice.The military applications of Smartdust include the tracking of tank movements by dropping motes from the air onto enemy territory.Smartdust is being developed by Professor Steven Glaser at the University of Berkeley, California.
Meanwhile, Professor Chikaosa Tanimoto at the University of Osaka, Japan is exploring the application of Smartdust at the Mogao caves at Dunhuang.
www.unexplained-mysteries.com /forum/lofiversion/index.php/t8916.html   (312 words)

 Case Studies — Working With Cenamps To Access Finances And Expertise To Bring Nanotechnology Based P   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Smartdust is a collection of small, independent, low-cost and intelligent devices often incorporating a sensor and computer.
Smartdust has the potential to provide robust and highly effective solutions for collecting local data, monitoring and alerting.
Although the technology is still in an early stage and faces many technological challenges, it is being hailed as a technology that can revolutionise the way in which our cities, homes and work environments interact with us.
www.azonano.com /Details.asp?ArticleID=1675   (1118 words)

 DfT Research: Applications of Smartdust in Transport
to conduct an on-road proof of concept trial using vehicles and roadside infrastructure equipped with Smartdust technology to demonstrate the concept of vehicle monitoring in a real-world environment;
to investigate implementation strategies of Smartdust transport applications over the 30 period considering exploitation opportunities, identification and analysis of potential markets, standardisation and institutional issues and links to other emerging communications technologies.
In the field of electronic communications there is a new and evolving range of networking and communications technologies that have the potential to revolutionise the passage of information between moving vehicles, infrastructure and users and managers of the transport system.
www.rmd.dft.gov.uk /project.asp?intProjectID=11727   (345 words)

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SmartDust and TinyOS attempt to reach the extremities of size reduction, as small as a square-millimeter, using inexpensive off-the-shelf hardware components.
A key to the functionality of SmartDust is preserving energy.
Smartdust strives to show that a complete sensor network can be integrated into a cubic millimeter package.
www.cs.cornell.edu /Courses/cs615/2001fa/615/fall01-paper42.txt   (3908 words)

 Lab Notes: Research from the Berkeley College of Engineering
Instrumenting buildings with a network of tiny and inexpensive electronic sensors could save the state as much as $7 to $8 billion a year in energy costs while keeping consumers' utility bills in check, estimate UC Berkeley engineers and energy and environmental experts.
To demonstrate the CITRIS approach to the energy crisis, researchers and graduate students installed fifty matchbox-size "Smartdust Motes" throughout Cory Hall, which houses the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences.
Smartdust Motes will be sprinkled throughout other campus buildings as well to improve the efficiency of the University's energy consumption.
www.coe.berkeley.edu /labnotes/0701brainybuildings.html   (803 words)

 TinyOS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is designed to be able to incorporate rapid innovation as well as to operate within the severe memory constraints inherent in sensor networks.
It is intended to be incorporated into smartdust.
TinyOS is developed by a consortium led by the University of California, Berkeley in co-operation with Intel Research.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/TinyOS   (312 words)

 Ghost of a flea: Smartdust
A technology designed with military applications in mind is to be used to monitor the deterioration of Tang dynasty Magao cave paintings at Dunhuang.
Smartdust is a collective term for tiny mobile computers with attached sensors and radio transmitters, known individually as motes.
Unlike conventional sensors, motes can communicate with each other by radio and exchange information about their location and environment.
www.ghostofaflea.com /archives/000901.html   (182 words)

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Draw a figure, to scale, of a 1 cubic millimeter cube.
Come up with a novel, useful, feasible new application that would be possible using SmartDust components, assuming they are 1 cubic millimeter and cost just pennies each.
Your application should not be one of those described on the SmartDust page, nor one of those described in class.
www.cs.ucr.edu /~vahid/courses/122b_w04/hk3.txt   (330 words)

 SmartDust Scenario 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The simplest SmartDust scenario is one in which a single sensor records some information which can later be read back from it.
Records the maximum temperature some food product was exposed to, can be interrogated by consumers to determined if product is likely spoiled.
Wireless communication is desireable -- CCR with laser based interrogation is suitable and most viable.
db.csail.mit.edu /madden/html/cs252/scenario1.html   (172 words)

 That Dust on Your Car May Soon Be Smarter Than You Think?
I was contemplating cleaning off a car which actually had hightech SmartDust on it?
I was contemplating a small flying insect or a daisy shaped tiny unit 1-3mm by 1-2 mm, semi-perpetual in flight?
Why I want to build this for the betterment of mankind: Weather Control, Drought Mitigation, Fire Fighting and Fire Prediction, Military uses Particle Laser Bean uses, Etc. All we have to do is dump the dust on the car and turn on the pressure washer and launch them on thier flight?
www.parthenet.com /_cwg1203/00000067.htm   (774 words)

 SmartDust & Ubiquitious Computing (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Stealing cars, furniture, stereos, or other valuables will be unusual, because any of your valuables that leave your house will check in on their way out the door, and scream like a troll's magic purse if removed without permission (they may scream at 2.4 GHz rather than in audio).
It will provide real data about what's happening at any moment." Source: SmartDust Predictions based on "Autonomous sensing and communication in a cubic millimeter." Kris Pister, December 2000.
It relies on the convergence of three technologies: digital circuitry, laser-driven wireless communications, and something called MEMS (Micro ElectroMechanical Systems) to pack enough equipment into a space no more than one or two cubic millimeters in size.
www.nanotech-now.com.cob-web.org:8888 /smartdust.htm   (1288 words)

 BIG clue. - Lost-Forum.com
I've been a member for months, I just don't post inane comments to get my post count up like some people.
I read a lot, and I came on here expecting a conversation about this, which I'm getting from just about everyone but you, smartdust.
Jocko, this is exactly the figure, and if you watch the scene, which will show you much more than a simple screencap, you'll see the camera wants you to see this person.
lost-forum.com /showthread.php?t=28504   (668 words)

 The MAS-net project wins the 2nd in SmartDust Challenge 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
SmarDust Challenge is held by Crossbow Technology Inc., the company who produces the Mica motes family.
The SmartDust Challenge 2005 takes place in UC Berkeley, Feb, 11, 2005.
The MAS-net project wins the 2nd in the contest.
cc.usu.edu /~pchen/award.htm   (129 words)

 Citations: Smart dust: Wireless networks of millimeter-scale sensor nodes - Pister, Kahn, Boser (ResearchIndex)
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We ve deployed these in one of our EECS buildings, Cory Hall (see Figure 1) By design, these sensors are inexpensive, low power devices.
Sensor hardware At UC Berkeley, we are building prototype networks of small sensor devices under the SmartDust program
citeseer.ist.psu.edu /context/1201773/0   (1756 words)

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