Array of Things receives NSF grant
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $3.1 million grant to support the development of Array of Things, a research project to deploy hundreds of interactive, modular sensor boxes around Chicago collecting real-time data on the city’s environment, infrastructure, and activities. The project is led by Charlie Catlett, a senior computer scientist in Argonne’s Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Division and director of the Computation Institute’s Urban Center for Computation and Data.
The funding will be used to develop and install 500 sensor nodes for measuring such factors as temperature, pressure, ambient sound, emissions, and traffic. The project involves a multidisciplinary team of designers, engineers, and scientists at the Computation Institute, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Northern Illinois University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.