Tiny Sensors, Big DataUsing the Cloud to Extract Meaningful Information         from Wireless Sensor Networks            J...
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MicroStrain, Inc• Based right outside of Burlington, VT• Developer and manufacturer of small,  durable, smart sensors• Sen...
Core Product GroupsInertial Sensors           Wireless Sensors                              Displacement Sensors          ...
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mXRS Wireless Sensors• Scalable wireless network  (100’s of nodes simultaneously)• Time synchronized  (+/- 32 microseconds...
High speed .. Low power?   Node type and sample rate                     RF comm. Distance     RF comm. Distance          ...
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How much data              is really needed?•Different applications, different paradigms.•Data InformationKnowledgeWisd...
Whenever possible, reduce data•   Reduces RF communications•   Reduces energy consumption•   Reduces battery and harvester...
But sometimes it isn’t practical.• Complex Systems• Inter-channel dependencies• Computationally expensive analysis and  al...
Use the Cloud when needed!         © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
The real value of cloud• Inexpensive, on-demand, elastically scalable  storage• Inexpensive, on-demand, elastically scalab...
Popular Cloud Platforms• Amazon AWS• Microsoft Azure• RackSpace OpenStack                  © Copyright 2012 All Rights Res...
www.sensorcloud.com  Try it out for free       © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
SensorCloud Specs• Built on Amazon AWS                   • All API transactions• Elastically scalable                    s...
SensorCloud Features      © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
OpenData API• Secure data upload and download using HTTPS &  SSL• Fully REST compliant API• Example code for common langua...
WSN + CloudData Usage Examples     © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
200MB per Cow-Year                                            Internet of Things (IoT)                                    ...
Vineyard Data:A few Gigabytes per year, per site.             © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
Nasa Shuttle Acoustic Shock Testing:    A few gigabytes per launch.             © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
Bridge Data:Gigabyte per day, per bridge.          © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
Vehicle Health Monitoring:          Up to a Gigabyte per vehicle hour.          NAVAIR   ARMY     NASA          MH-60S   U...
Demo: Terabyte of time series data             © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
Analytics in the cloud•Access to low cost, elastically scalableprocessing•Process big data sets in place, avoid bulk datat...
MathEngine™• SensorCloud’s data analysis platform• Create, edit, upload, execute and schedule  python and octave apps• Bui...
MathEngine™ Demo     © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
MathEngine• Data processing and analytics• Create new derived and virtual channels, feed  them back into SC data store• Us...
Future Directions for SensorCloud• R Language Support in MathEngine• Mapping support• Improved mobile experience          ...
Sensing the Future• Sensors, in the billions, will become more  integrated into structures, machines & the  environment• N...
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Thank you!Questions?Jake Galbreathjhgalbreath@microstrain.com                              Photo © Steve Arms 2012
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mXRS Synchronized Network Capacity             © Copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved
mXRS Synchronized Network Capacity          (Burst Mode)             © Copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved
Experience• Product sales in over 60 countries• Major customers including Caterpillar, GE,  Ford, Intel, Bell Helicopter, ...
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High Value Asset Tracking System      Shock-LinkMonitors shock, temp, RH  Non-Volatile Display  WSDA-T100 Gateway  with GP...
The cloud makes it easier for users to   quickly connect with their data              © Copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved
Reducing out-of-the-box time and   improving user experience           © Copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved
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  1. 1. Tiny Sensors, Big DataUsing the Cloud to Extract Meaningful Information from Wireless Sensor Networks Jake Galbreath, VP Wireless Systems jhgalbreath@microstrain.com Presented at Sensors in Design, March 28, 2012 Little Sensors.  Big Ideas.®
  2. 2. Internet of Things (IoT) InfoGraphic by Cisco© Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
  3. 3. MicroStrain, Inc• Based right outside of Burlington, VT• Developer and manufacturer of small, durable, smart sensors• SensorCloud Platform for Data Visualization, Storage, Collaboration, and Analysis www.SensorCloud.com © Copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved
  4. 4. Core Product GroupsInertial Sensors Wireless Sensors Displacement Sensors Energy Harvesting Cloud Platform © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
  5. 5. Industries © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
  6. 6. Wireless Gateway © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
  7. 7. mXRS Wireless Sensors• Scalable wireless network (100’s of nodes simultaneously)• Time synchronized (+/- 32 microseconds)• Extended range (up to 2 km)• Advanced power management (eliminate battery replacement)• Wide range of sampling rates (from once per hour up to 4kHz continuous, or up to 100 KHz bursts) © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
  8. 8. High speed .. Low power? Node type and sample rate RF comm. Distance RF comm. Distance (70 m) (2 Km) SG-Link-mXRS 8 Hz 0.68 mA 0.85 mA (w/ 1000 Ohm strain gauge) SG-Link-mXRS 128 Hz 4.00 mA 5.85 mA (w/ 1000 Ohm strain gauge) G-Link-mXRS 8 Hz 0.37 mA 0.45 mA G-Link-mXRS 128 Hz 2.10 mA 2.89 mA• Energy harvesting compatible• Further power optimizations achievable (see talk tomorrow, example: 250 uA for 128 Hz energy harvesting strain node) © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
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  16. 16. How much data is really needed?•Different applications, different paradigms.•Data InformationKnowledgeWisdom•Data InformationAction•Data. © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
  17. 17. Whenever possible, reduce data• Reduces RF communications• Reduces energy consumption• Reduces battery and harvester size• Reduces size and weight of nodes• Reduces connectivity cost• Reduces storage cost• Reduces overall energy footprint © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
  18. 18. But sometimes it isn’t practical.• Complex Systems• Inter-channel dependencies• Computationally expensive analysis and algorithms• Raw data monitoring and archiving to support future analysis and research• Physical models and algorithms evolve © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
  19. 19. Use the Cloud when needed! © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
  20. 20. The real value of cloud• Inexpensive, on-demand, elastically scalable storage• Inexpensive, on-demand, elastically scalable processing © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
  21. 21. Popular Cloud Platforms• Amazon AWS• Microsoft Azure• RackSpace OpenStack © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
  22. 22. www.sensorcloud.com Try it out for free © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
  23. 23. SensorCloud Specs• Built on Amazon AWS • All API transactions• Elastically scalable secured via HTTPS/SSL architecture • Unlimited Data Storage• Each input channel can • Availability: 2 hours of handle up to 5000 data downtime last year points per second• Triple-redundant S3 data storage with 99.999999999% durability © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
  24. 24. SensorCloud Features © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
  25. 25. OpenData API• Secure data upload and download using HTTPS & SSL• Fully REST compliant API• Example code for common languages and platforms (python, Java, C#, C++, Labview, iPhone, Android)• 64-bit UTC timestamp with nano-second resolution• Data download currently supports CSV and XDR file formats © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
  26. 26. WSN + CloudData Usage Examples © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
  27. 27. 200MB per Cow-Year Internet of Things (IoT) InfoGraphic by Cisco © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
  28. 28. Vineyard Data:A few Gigabytes per year, per site. © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
  29. 29. Nasa Shuttle Acoustic Shock Testing: A few gigabytes per launch. © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
  30. 30. Bridge Data:Gigabyte per day, per bridge. © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
  31. 31. Vehicle Health Monitoring: Up to a Gigabyte per vehicle hour. NAVAIR ARMY NASA MH-60S UH-60A UH-60 RASCALPitch-LinkSG-LinkMilG-LinkMilHS-LinkWSDA-MilRFID © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
  32. 32. Demo: Terabyte of time series data © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
  33. 33. Analytics in the cloud•Access to low cost, elastically scalableprocessing•Process big data sets in place, avoid bulk datatransfer•Easy to collaborate and share results © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
  34. 34. MathEngine™• SensorCloud’s data analysis platform• Create, edit, upload, execute and schedule python and octave apps• Built on Amazon EC2 © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
  35. 35. MathEngine™ Demo © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
  36. 36. MathEngine• Data processing and analytics• Create new derived and virtual channels, feed them back into SC data store• Use python to scrape data from any web connected source• Fully-customizable, event-driven and scheduled reporting using python for email and octave for embedded plots © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
  37. 37. Future Directions for SensorCloud• R Language Support in MathEngine• Mapping support• Improved mobile experience © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
  38. 38. Sensing the Future• Sensors, in the billions, will become more integrated into structures, machines & the environment• New capabilities forecast failures before they occur, provide timely alerts and offer information to improve operations & maintenance © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
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  40. 40. Thank you!Questions?Jake Galbreathjhgalbreath@microstrain.com Photo © Steve Arms 2012
  41. 41. Extra Slides © Copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved
  42. 42. mXRS Synchronized Network Capacity © Copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved
  43. 43. mXRS Synchronized Network Capacity (Burst Mode) © Copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved
  44. 44. Experience• Product sales in over 60 countries• Major customers including Caterpillar, GE, Ford, Intel, Bell Helicopter, Pratt & Whitney, Alcoa, Apple, NASA, US Navy and US Army• Serve multiple horizontal markets: condition based maintenance, structural health monitoring, environmental monitoring and test & measurement © Copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved
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  46. 46. High Value Asset Tracking System Shock-LinkMonitors shock, temp, RH Non-Volatile Display WSDA-T100 Gateway with GPS & SATCOM © Copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved
  47. 47. The cloud makes it easier for users to quickly connect with their data © Copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved
  48. 48. Reducing out-of-the-box time and improving user experience © Copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved

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