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WiMax Monitoring


Felix Lopez Wimax360 Contest Participant – Category #4 Draft Version#1

WiMax will improve existing monitoring systems by enabling wireless broadband connectivity to remote sites; mobile access, and the deployment of a more comprehensive WAN system.

Example WiMax Monitoring Systems
Air Quality Sensor Network  Seismic sensors network  Remote petroleum fields  Mines and minerals, forestry  Utility data monitoring and metering  Connectivity for energy demand response

WiMax Enhanced Seismic Monitoring System

One Example – “Connecting the Unconnected”
Felix Lopez Wimax360 Contest Participant Draft Version#1

WiMax Will Improve the Focused Integrated Seismic Network in regions by connecting the unconnected sensors via WiMax chipset/modem

Example Application

There may be sensors without communications  Some are Narrowband  May be a desire to go Broadband for Data Acquisition

WiMax Earthquake Monitoring System
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Enhanced real-time inflow of data pre & post Avoid phone system saturation from telephone traffic load as people call in/out after the earthquake. Real-time data is especially important at this window of time as the aftershocks will strike. Real-time data will give the precious seconds needed for relay communications


Sensor networks consists of several different types of seismic instrumentation Use different types of sensors for short-period, broadband, and strongmotion) In different environments (surface and/or free field, structures, boreholes) With different recording and communications systems, some without communications.

There are many sensors without communications  Rural areas and urban areas with NLOS environments  WiMax solves the NLOS issue and offers data-centric network

The unconnected becomes connected  The Installation of WiMax Point To Point/PMP telemetry for critical real-time data acquisition along major fault lines  Installation of Beceem BCS200 chipset into sensor technology for WiMax enabled sensor

WiMax technology will resolve a mission critical domain problem that arises from using PC based platforms as the buffering and structuring of data in a file system, latency, feedback on traditional systems.  WiMax technology will enable WAN data communications – connect the unconnected, more nodes on the network

BCS200 –baseband and RF chipset  Incorporate into earthquake monitoring sensors

Accelerometers with BCS Chipset  Integrated into accelerometers/sensors  Advanced smart antenna technologies  MIMO and beam-forming  CMOS direct conversion radio  For advanced sensor technology

Form Factor
Enhanced performance in small footprint  Greater than 60% footprint reduction  Enables WiMAX integration into space constrained applications such as sensors.  Greater than 25 Mbps total throughput  25% reduction in active power consumption – important for


Associated firmware that implements:
physical layer (PHY)  media access control (MAC) functionality

Global Sensor Network
Includes direct conversion CMOS radio supporting:  2-GHz and 3-GHz designs for sensor networks in different countries  Dynamically programmable channel bandwidths from 5 to 10 MHz  Supports seamless roaming among WiMAX networks.

How to Start:
Obtain a reference design kit  Include driver software and RF calibration tools  Locate a reputable OEM/ODM  Facilitate development of sensors


BCS200 integrated onto existing sensor system Backhaul data via WiMax 802.16


BCS200 integrated onto existing sensor system Backhaul data via WiMax 802.16 Know the power requirements

Infrastructure for Rural Areas

Joint Asset Agreements with Utilities
Transmission towers  Power poles  Substations

 Fiber

Points of Presence  T1 lines


For product information

Thank You
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