(Source : militaryaerospace.com – John Keller) – Analyzing data from thousands of floating sensors is goal in second phase of DARPA Ocean of Things project

Goal is edge-processing to identify essential information from any events within a float’s range for intelligence once the data reaches the cloud.
U.S. military researchers are asking the defense industry to analyze and refine data from thousands of floating sensors in the ocean to create actionable intelligence to help Navy commanders carry out their missions at sea.
Officials of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., issued a broad agency announcement on Tuesday (HR001120S0042) for the second phase of the Ocean of Things project.

This project, first announced in late 2017, seeks to develop persistent, wide-area sensor surveillance across large ocean areas using large numbers of intelligent floats or buoys.


Ultimately DARPA researchers envision a field of smart sensors housed on as many as 50,000 floats to cover vast ocean areas as large as one million square kilometers.


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