Foundation Grants Awarded to David R. Hughes
The National Science
Foundation Grants to David R. Hughes are documented in the attached (omitted).
Hughes is named as "principal Investigator" responsible for scientific
direction and substance.
In 1995, $446,200
for a project called "Wireless Field Tests," which was meant for the extension
of wireless to libraries, schools and colleges. In March 1998 the
expiration of this grant was extended for a year.
In 1996, during and
overlapping the above project, $81,914 to carry out Wireless Field Tests
In 1997, $20,000
for a project "Local History by Wireless" of the Old Colorado City Historical
In 1998, $50,000
to conduct a Conference at George Washington University, DC, on Emerging
"In 1999 and 2000,
a total of $1,129,000 ($384,830 in FY 1999; $414,867 in FY 2000;
$329,303 in FY 2001) for a project called "Prototype Testing and Evaluation
of Wireless Instrumentation for Biological Research at Remote Field Locations"
which involved field work in...
o Alaska, linking
biological science sensors and data loggers on the remote Tanana River
and Caribou Peaks to the University of Alaska, thence to the Internet for
worldwide use; data collection is transmitted in real time during the most
severe weather and will continue reliably for 4-6 years, using new generations
of satellite services for the most remote areas.
o Puerto Rico,
developing wireless means to collect a wide range of data from jungle locations
including the night sounds of a rare species of tiny frog (Coqui) from
Mount Toro, continuous digital video of underwater shrimp for Internet
transmission to Utah State University, and diverse weather and light data
at ground level, including during hurricanes, for supercomputer center
advanced graphic displays.
o The lake
region of Northern Wisconsin, designing wireless to capture underwater
simultaneously and in real time scientific data from bouys tethered in
scores of fresh water lakes and designing data base software that goes
around the world via theInternet, for scientists but also for 'citizen
These six NSF grants
amount to $1,727,114. There are pending awards that will come to
approximately $150,000 for further wireless work in Asia and Antarctica.
More projects are being considered.