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Smart Gigabit Communities including Austin, Burlington, Chattanooga, Lafayette, Kansas City, Cleveland and others have taken the first, hardest step toward becoming smart communities, and they are advancing their efforts further by installing sensors and developing applications to connect those sensors to the existing compute and storage platforms via fiber or wireless networks.

Funded via a three-year, $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), SGC creates a network of cities each employing a common approach to foster a gigabit application ecosystem. Today, 19 communities have joined together as part of the US Ignite SGC initiative.

Featured applications

Health applications

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SeaCat: SDN End-to-End Application Containment

Securing OpenMRS (open source medical record system) by deploying it in the SeaCat Application Containment framework. Demo will show the following: - Initially user only has access to the default network context. - User uses a browser ...

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Interactive Interface for Remote Physical Therapy

Our interactive physical therapy interface provides remote, in-home assessment and coaching with quantitative measurement of balance and movement 1. A physical therapist (PT) will be standing by at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. 2 ...

Smart Gigabit Communities Kansas City, KS and MO

Internet of H2O

We generate robust and resilient nutrient monitoring pilots with the potential to scale across the Great Lakes.

Smart Gigabit Communities Cleveland, OH

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Education & Workforce applications

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Mars Rover game in the mathematics classroom

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 ...

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Looking for a Needle in the Video Haystack

We present ICSI's research on large-scale video search methods using an application that reveals the geo-location of a consumer-produced video based on it's content. We will show the demo web interface with three ...

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The Gigabots bring realtime internet connectivity to educational robotics platforms.

Smart Gigabit Communities Kansas City, KS and MO

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Energy applications

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Secure-WAMS: Cyber-security mechanisms for wide-area monitoring and control of next-generation power grids

The application demonstrates impacts of cyber attacks and network latency in a power grid, and how the intelligent wide-area communications and distributed applications help re-stabilize the grid.

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ParaDrop is a virtualized platform for home WiFi gateways that allows diverse third-party services (e.g., home automation) to be easily installed and managed. - We will show how developers can install different applications and services ...

Smart Gigabit Communities Madison, WI

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Transportation applications

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Urban Air Quality Dynamics

Develop air quality sensing platform to determine spatial and temporal characteristics of urban air quality in diverse urban topologies.

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Smart Pavement System

The Smart Pavement™ system created and patented by Integrated Roadways. Durable, precast concrete sections embedded with digital technology and fiber optic connectivity to transform ordinary roads into smart roads.

Smart Gigabit Communities Kansas City, KS and MO

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Advanced Manufacturing applications

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Simulation-as-a-Service for Advanced Manufacturing

We want to transform how professionals and students can make and learn-about advanced manufacturing components through a "simulation-as-a-service" app based on cloud resource and software access. Advanced Manufacturing Apps that perform complex modeling and simulation ...

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Public Safety applications

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Storm Surge

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 ...

Smart Gigabit Communities NCNGN, NC

Cyber Security as a Service

Yes, you can do effective digital forensic / cyber security techniques from across the country. We will discuss the current state of remote digital forensic / cyber security. Focusing on time - how long does this currently take ...

Smart Gigabit Communities Big Data Burlington, VT

Drone-carried On-demand WiFi Networks

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 ...

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General / Platform / Other applications

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Cityzenith 5D Smart City

Cityzenith's 5D Smart City UI and app stack platform empower cities around the world to cities develop and deploy standards-based solutions.

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Long-Distance Battery-Powered Sensors for the IoT

SIGFOX uses a UNB (Ultra Narrow Band) based radio technology to connect devices to its global network. The use of UNB is key to providing a scalable, high-capacity network, with very low energy consumption, while ...

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4CeeD: Real-Time Data Acquisition and Analysis Framework for Material-related Cyber-Physical Environments

4CeeD focuses on the immense potential of capturing, accurately curating, correlating, and coordinating materials-to-devices digital data in a real-time and trusted manner before fully archiving and publishing them for wide access and sharing. In particular ...

Smart Gigabit Communities Big Data, NSF Funded Urbana and Champaign, IL

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