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17958 Hughes, David Ralph 
 National Science Foundation Grants 

National Science 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 Mongolia.

In 1997, $20,000 for a project "Local History by Wireless" of the Old Colorado City Historical Society.

In 1998, $50,000 to conduct a Conference at George Washington University, DC, on Emerging Wireless Technologies 

"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 science' observations.

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.