Applied Network Research (ANR) was created in the early 1990s to encompass projects at the boundary between network research and infrastructure. It presently focuses on collaborative interdisciplinary and multi-institutional research, development, and deployment related to wireless infrastructure, sensor networks, and data visualization. Its current main activities center around the High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network (HPWREN) infrastructure and networked sensors, with a focus on building collaborative cyberinfrastructure for research, education, and public safety activities.

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Plume of the Mountain fire

Multi-day HPWREN HD animation of the Mountain Fire in Riverside County.

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Airtanker is dropping fire redardant on the fire

Aug. 14, 2013

New High-Speed Backcountry Fire Station Broadband Network Unveiled

Public and private officials gathered in San Diego today to announce the activation of a dramatically expanded Area Situational Awareness for Public Safety Network (ASAPnet), bringing high-speed, wireless digital communications and new emergency response capabilities to 60 backcountry fire stations as the region nears the peak of its fire season.

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