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CENS Deployment Center

  • Author(s): Mayernik, Matthew S
  • Wallis, Jillian C
  • Taggart, Mike
  • Borgman, C L
  • et al.

CENS collects data for scientific applications using nascent embedded sensing system technology on real-world deployments. Data collection occurs through a complex set of interactions and relationships between people, instruments, and the physical setting. In order to fully understand and evaluate data that results from real-world deployments, it is necessary to be aware of the context of data collection. CENS deployment documentation varies widely, existing both electronically and in lab or field notebooks, and is typically stored separate from the data. We are developing the CENS Deployment Center, a web accessible database for deployment information to provide CENS research groups with a centralized location for pre-deployment planning and post-deployment knowledge. We hope that the CENSDC will promote deployment efficiency and continuity as research personnel changes over time and CENS technology is deployed more widely.

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