Cognitive Network Computer for Atmospheric Monitoring
Interim tech memo Jul 2004-Jul 2006
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB ROME NY INFORMATION DIRECTORATE
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The Air Force has an interest in advanced technology development aimed at monitoring environmental conditions. Weather is one specific environmental condition of significant interest to the military since it affects so many missions. Knowledge of atmospheric conditions in general, and knowledge about specific weather conditions in mission-critical regions, can be very beneficial to operational forces. However, specific atmospheric conditions are not always easy to obtain. Furthermore, timely processing and interpretation of weather data are critical issues. Current technologies can be used to provide information to users, but in order for it to be most useful, the information must be organized and managed in a timely fashion. Newer technologies related to cognitive science may process information into more significant and useful entities, toward the production of higher level concepts and knowledge. We describe a network of computationally rich sensor nodes grouped into small clusters and communicating with a console and then to the user meteorologist.
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