Scroll through and explore these exciting next-generation application in various stages of development. All these applications use next-gen technologies like software-defined networking, local cloud and gigabit to end-user and are transforming how we live, work, learn and play. If you have an application you would like to include in this growing list, please following the instruction below and join the US Ignite community.
APEC project sharing best practice of smart transportation, green energy, smart grid, jobs, and low carbon cities
In this demo, two vehicles equipped with virtualized vehicular sensing and control (VSC) platforms are collecting real time sensing data while driving around Detroit midtown. Through the WSU GENI WiMAX network and GENI VLAN, the sensed data are sent to different users for various experiments, emulations, or real-world applications such as vehicle fuel economy sensing, and real-time 3D image reconstruction. In particular, we will demonstrate that VSC network emulation executes in ExoGENI racks to show the impact of novel solutions from NSF-funded research on reliable, real-time wireless communication.
Helping residents in North Carolina forecast and predict storms for coastal North Carolina waters. The project covers a range of coastal oceanographic and engineering problems, including regional and local tidal phenomena and coupled storm surge and wave hindcasts to identify storm surge and flooding hazards.
Researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas will demonstrate a system – enabled by GENI and US Ignite – that combines 50 massive NASA remote sensing datasets with Earth System modeling products to provide an accurate global map of atmospheric aerosols through a distributed, collaborative visualization system. City officials and planners can relate these maps to their local policy decisions and sources of pollution and conduct retrospective environmental impact assessments.
Clemson University in collaboration with the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SC-DOT) is developing the South Carolina Connected Vehicle Testbed (SC-CVT) located along a 5-mile segment of Interstate I-85 in Greenville South Carolina. As part of the testbed, the team will develop, evaluate, and demonstrate two applications: traffic incident detection and queue warning.
USC is partnering with a STEM high school in Chattanooga and using gigabit networks to send high-definition 4K images of microorganisms directly into the classrooms This gives students live access to researchers and lives microscopic images, observations, and knowledge directly into their classrooms.
The Pentagon’s Office of Training and Readiness Strategy’s Advanced Distributed Learning laboratory (ADL lab) researchers and Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems and Training (LMMST) team have joined forces with award-winning educators to create a math and programming game that is engaging and highly captivating with a subtly embedded, but highly focused set of learning objectives. At GEC22 and US Ignite Application summit Mars Game will be presented, a prototype that will revolutionize learning for adolescents. The Mars game is deployed in GENI’s distributed infrastructure to ensure a smoother, faster and more engaging experience for students.
A training system that equips first responders with Google Glass to share live video and real-time information during scenarios.
Demonstrate how high speed low latency networks together with machine learning and multiple Big Data sets can provide a daily global high resolution picture of environmental composition relevant to health. Show case some prototype apps and interfaces.
Using SDN and across the board virtualization, service providers can remotely control and deliver any application to users. An example of the application delivery system will be demonstrated. Several server applications will initiate client VMs and deliver and control content remotely. The examples will include web browser, office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, powerpoint, and other), video games, emergency communications, a two way video phone, etc. The dynamic packet priorities will be demonstrated via OpenFlow.
The drone-carried on-demand WiFi networks provide in-time, reliable and high-speed WiFi access at emergencies, public events, and rural areas when such infrastructures are destroyed, do not meet the demands, or do not exist. We will demonstrate two flying drones providing on-demand WiFi networks. Directional antennae are used to significantly extend the WiFi transmission range. A heading control enables robust connection despite disturbances and drone mobility.
Universal WiFi Controller (UWC) is a software for management of the Wi-Fi networks with high density of equipment.
User and location-aware content filtering. We will be demonstrating how the network can exchange user and location data with an iBoss content filter, allowing the content filter to apply customized content filtering profiles depending on user and user location, e.g. classroom vs. cafeteria.
FORESITE HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEM's advanced monitoring technology utilizes the entire suite of FORESITE products to analyze in-depth data to accurately predict and prevent health issues such as: falls, heart problems, depression, strokes, respiratory problems, urinary tract infections and more. Four independent monitoring products work together to power the Foresite Health Monitoring System. These products can be installed individually or in any combination to provide a customized monitoring package to fit specific needs. 1. FORESITE Fall Prevention: Sensors collect data, which is analyzed using proven algorithms, to detect a fall with remarkable accuracy should it occur and notify medical staff immediately via text and email. Foresite Fall Prevention’s continuous monitoring also provides a fall risk assessment, allowing those at higher risk to receive care to prevent a fall from occurring. 2. FORESITE Activity Monitoring: Specialized motion sensors collect and analyze data on activity levels within an area. Medical staff will be notified if a patient has become increasingly inactive or if mobility has decreased, as these could be early signs of a potential negative life event. 3. FORESITE Bed Monitoring: A state of the art under-bed sensor collects data on an individual’s vital signs and movements while they are in bed. This data is analyzed and can help detect the potential for a negative life event and provide medical staff with information used to provide preventative care. 4. FORESITE Illness detection: FORESITE analyzes data collected by sensors to detect negative life events such as strokes, heart problems and respiratory problems. When an increased probability of a negative live event is detected a text or email is sent immediately to identified contacts whether it is the user, the user's family and/or medical personnel.
VWF provides an HTML5 based virtual world collaborative environment and virtual worlds construction environment. The VWF kernel allows seamless realtime collaboration and communication between any users that have a modern web browser on virtually any device. It leverages WebGL to provide interactive and shared 3D environments, WebSockets for high speed collaboration and communication and WebRTC to provide point to point audio and video
This is a demo that shows multiple technologies in action. This is mash-up of Virtual Internet Routing Lab (VIRL)platform and Oculus Rift VR, so that you’re able to create a network simulation of VMs running operating systems and then ‘walk among/fly over’ your simulated network.
Creating tools for the public to obtain a comprehensive understanding of contested events from multiple video accounts. Rashomon is an online toolkit that allows users to create, display and analyze multi-perspective video and photo timelines to develop a more nuanced understanding of complex events.
Brief Description: The goal of the demonstrator is to create a visualization dashboard for city utility KPIs that can help city government to track SLAs of municipal services. In this pilot, the dashboard to be developed by this task will be focused on the generation, visualization and tracking of KPIs for the urban waste management and thoroughfare cleaning services. Challenges and Solutions: To gather relevant data through open APIs coming from different sources (sensors, surveys, external systems) to generate a set of KPIs that can be used to assess SLA fulfillment in municipal services. Major Requirements: Integrate 700+ sensors that provide filling level information. Integrate a citizen participation tool to report incidences in the service and request new services (e.g. specific waste collection) and control and track response times Integrate information from visual inspections and surveys Generate and visualize KPIs and SLA breaches to calculate bonuses and penalties Performance Targets/ Key Performance Indicators (KPIs): Service efficiency: 12% reduction of cost for waste management Tax reduction around 6.5% Transparency: 100% of population with access to information about waste management service Measurement Methods: Service efficiency will be measured through the results of SLAs breaches and improvements. Transparency and service quality through citizen surveys. Standards/Interoperability: This project uses FIWARE (fiware.org), a public, royalty-free and open source platform that eases the development of Smart Applications in multiple vertical sectors. FIWARE brings harmonized APIs (NGSIv2) and data models, which represent a pivot point for Interoperability and Portability of smart city applications and services. Replicability, Scalability, and Sustainability: Such FIWARE NGSI API is one of the pillars of the Open & Agile Smart Cities initiative (oascities.org), a driven-by-implementation initiative that works to address the needs from the cities avoiding vendor lock-in, comparability to benchmark performance, and easy sharing of best practices. There are currently 89 cities from 19 countries in Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pacific who have officially joined this initiative. Project Impacts: Change in the economic relationship model of the municipality with utilities and service providers, from the fixed assignment of resources to dynamic adaption to the needs of the city. Improved efficiency in the services, with economic impact on utilities benefits and municipal costs. Improvement of the quality of life of citizens through a better waste management service. Demonstration/Deployment Phases: Phase I Pilot/Demonstration June 2016: Basic generation and visualization of KPIs Phase II Deployment June 2017: Improvement of the dashboard, SLAs breaches and improvements calculation and visualization, extension to other services
Description: Implementing a city-wide sensor network to measure real-time water consumption, power requirement and water quality in the Las Vegas area via innovative technology. Collected information will be centralized into a data platform to allow water utilities to access, analyze and develop a system that able to leverage system distribution pressures, temperatures, water quality information (e.g., pH, chlorine residual, turbidity, TTHM formation), and online customer consumption data, to form operational strategies beyond what a conventional hydraulic model can. Challenges: • Accurately deploying water flow and water quality sensors and built their capability for wireless communication with a central data base. • Effectively integrating computer aided data storage and analysis, along with capability for GIS interface • Implementing the system, generation of a real-time platform, training the user(s) • Simulating optimum power and water quality management Major Requirements: • Access to real‐time data of the use of power within water utilities • Deployment of innovative sensors within distribution grids for real time data on water quality • Development of integrated computation system to simulate optimum power and water quality • Development of real time water quality alert system within distribution • Run pilot for six months Performance Targets/ Key Performance Indicators (KPIs): • Reducing average reservoir water age and daily average water storage • Decrease overall TTHM formation • Eliminate facility/demand charge violation due to superfluous pump • Reduce average pumping station cost/hydraulic horse power • Reduce in unaccounted for water • Measurement Methods: • Average reservoir water age and storage • TTHM concentration • Facility/demand charge violation • Average pumping station cost/hydraulic horse power • Water attributed to leaks Standards/Interoperability: • Requires interoperable GPS, remote detection, wireless intercommunication interfaces • Data analysis and modeling for the system Replicability, Scalability, and Sustainability: • Data generation, collection and analysis are not unique to Las Vegas and can be replicated and scaled up in multiple cities/communities. • The system needs the initial support of local water utilities; a sustainable revenue stream will be created from savings in power consumption resulting from this proposal. Project Impacts: • Aid to manage water quality failures within the distribution system • Improve average response to water leaks/drinking water quality failures • Save energy costs for utilities and water customers • Improve environment and water conservation practices Demonstration/Deployment Phases: Phase I Pilot/Demonstration June 2016: Real-time working application on pilot scale, two areas within Las Vegas Valley with population 5,000-10,000 inhabitants will be chosen for pilot scale trials. Phase II Deployment June 2017: Real-time working application tied into Las Vegas City.
Description: This project makes use of PowerMatcher a software developed in the Netherlands. The project adds a ISO/IEC/IEEE P21451-1-4 (Sensei-IoT*) XMPP Interface to PowerMatcher to provide cyber protection and facilitate data sharing. Challenges: Gaining cooperation with Smart Cities to participate (Complete) Linkage will be by wireless communications to PowerMatcher sites in local cities and authorized data shared for data analysis and testing Demonstration of operation to aggregators/utilities Connection to energy market Major Requirements:. 1. Gain support from participating smart cities (Complete) 2. Gain cooperation of organizations in the Netherlands (Complete) 3. Develop XMPP interface to PowerMatcher Flexible Energy Interface (In-progress) 4. Deployment software in participating smart cities (2016/2017) 5. Analyze result to assure cyber protection 6. Demonstrate capabilities to the community and local utilities as part of the community resiliency programs Key Performance Indicators (KPIs): The IoT/PowerMatcher TE network will spur innovation and create jobs to help consumers to obtain energy savings and owner control over who has access to their data. • It will provide local visibility of price and power consumption and renewable generation availability for fairness and transparency, • It will provide incentives for efficiency and engage consumers. • renewables integration, • net metering, (a system in which solar panels or other renewable energy generators are connected to a public-utility power grid and surplus power is transferred onto the grid, allowing customers to offset the cost of power drawn from the utility.) • investment, reliability and fixed cost recovery, • dynamic pricing and price responsive demand • decentralized generation, storage and community Microgrid’s • policies for prosumers in local communities to participate in energy markets • balance of the power grid • cyber protection (i.e. privacy and trust) • authorization by owners to share data • Scalability Energy reduction from homes and building (30%), increase in use of solar power (20%) and increase customer awareness of the benefits (50%) Measurement Methods: Transactions will be tested over 12-18 months to observe operations and expand the network. Information on operations will be tracked in log files and trends. The economic benefits will be analyzed and compared. Residents/citizens inquires will be obtain of their satisfaction of better control over their energy usage. PowerMatcher offers a passive approach that does not require any changes by the local utility and its connections. It offers a fair, either forward or spot agreement, to change their energy usage pattern and to leverage solar renewable energy when available. Standards/Interoperability: PowerMatcher was developed in the Netherlands by the Flexible Energy Alliance Network (FAN) and will make use of ISO/IEC/IEEE P21451-1-4 (Sensei-IoT*) XMPP Interface the 1st Semantic Web 3.0 Standard for the Internet for Things (IoT*) and will use different sensor interfaces to connect PowerMatcher with Energy Flexibility Interface APIs. Replicability, Scalability, and Sustainability: Federation of PowerMatcher sites can be replicated, highly scalable and sustainable. PowerMatcher is already used in 6 major cities in the Netherlands and 1 in Germany. This would be the first use of PowerMatcher in the US which will include cyber protection and data sharing. Impacts: The work of our Action Cluster will demonstrate that the energy grid can be balanced without intervention by the utility which can augment deployment of a community Microgrid and to allow consumers to be prosumers to gain the benefits of renewable solar energy. Demonstration/Deployment Phases: Phase I Pilot/Demonstration 2016: Initial test sites are selected and development of the collaborative secure interface for PowerMatcher using ISO/IEC/IEEE P21451-1-4 (Sensei-IoT*) will begin during the Summer of 2016. The architectural framework will be reviewed by the cities and align with their community resiliency plan schedule Phase II Deployment 2017: System will have been tested and viewed by various utilities and ready for full scale operation aligning with deployments of community resiliency plans and Microgrid projects in the Smart Cities
Description: Designed to reduce domestic violent and recidivism crimes and provide evidence for courts using GEO fencing technology with our patented Predictive Policing Network with an intelligent tiered alerting system and hardware tracking devices with sensors implemented with fail safes in order to provide simultaneous alerts to victims, police and dispatch centers for a means to intervene with a crime and document substantial evidence to enforce orders. After testing the prototype we believe the tool can become a solution for various first responder needs to improve the safety and quality of life for our communities. Challenges: Funding Establish Standards for use of Technology Collaborate Standards for process and procedures Establish Beta Sites Obtain PO's from appropriate legal community First Launched Municipality/ city Major Requirements: Working prototype is now ready for Beta development Funding Hire Employees and Retain manufacture (Existing MOU with Manufacture for turn key solution) Collaborate with PUblic Safety officials, First Responders, FCC/Regulatory and NIST Develop Beta product Locate Beta site Bets test/ re-engineering/final beta Live cut over fist customer Target Reduce response time for First Responders by 25% 95% capability thresholds Reduce recidivism crime and Domestic Violence repeat offender crim by 80% Quality of data for 911 and Dispatch increase by 60% collecting for pre-incident and post incident case uses , as well as evidence Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Measurement Method: Beta test performed to ensure 95% capacity threshold is met with networks Meet standards established by court, regulatory NIST and Public Safety NG911 and Dispatch Generate Gap analysis and timing analysis Prepare automatic KPI test applications Standards/Interoperability: Establishes standardized procedures for NG 911, Dispatch NIST DHS OEC for technology to improve process of first responders and Public Safety. Requires GPS, WIFI, LTE, Radio and other layers Replicability, Scalability, and Sustainability: • Global and Mobile design and can be used in any city world wide • Can be modified to provide new solutions. • Using Proven sustainable revenue model Project Impacts: Improve quality of life - Save lives - Reduce recidivism crime - Reduce Domestic Violence - Behaviour management Improve NG 911 & Dispatch - Provide real-time information to aid with First Responder performance - Provide pre-incident and post-incident data to be used as evidence for performance management Economic - Reduce cost of EMS, Firefighters and Police - Reduce time for reacting to incidents - Reduce crime fighting costs - Provide new skilled related jobs Demonstration Phase I Pilot/Demonstration June 2016: • Prototype can be engineered for Beta demo and testing in municipalities Phase II Deployment June 2017: • Deployed in cities • Engineering new features with other organizations for new solutions • Generating revenue employing more people
HARMONISE results will cover methods for a significant increment of resilience for urban infrastructures.
Genoa is currently part of the Genoa Smart City initiative, which is aimed at improving the city quality of life through the sustainable economic development based on research and technology guided by the Municipality in a project of integrated planning. The Genova Smart City Association was created in 2010 to facilitate the city’s transformation into a Smart City involving different partners, including research organizations, private enterprises, institutions, finance and citizens. The initiative includes five pillars: Energy (smart grid, green energy, less consumption), Transportation (intelligent transport system, information mobility building, local transport system), Buildings (smart metering, retrofitting, heating and cooling), Safety and Security (risk prevention system, video surveillance, IoT city infrastructure) and Smart Ports (automated port services). In the energy area, the ROSE project is looking at the technical and economic viability of intelligent smart and micro grid nodes, interconnected with a smart aggregator for global optimization as an effective way to implement an open, active demand/response system integrated with the Grid.