12/01/1995 09:00 AM
Computer Engineering
The Real-Time Environmental Information Network and Analysis System (REINAS) is a continuing engineering research and development program with the goal of designing, developing and testing an operational prototype system for data acquisition, data management, and visualization. This system is to support the real-time utilization of advanced instrumentation in environmental science. Current applications are in meteorology and oceanography; others envisioned include geophysics, hydrology, air pollution, etc. The REINAS project has been funded by a Department of Defense University Research Initiative through the Office of Naval Research. Participating institutions include the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) and the Baskin Center for Computer Engineering and Information Sciences of the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). The REINAS system has been designed for regional real-time environmental monitoring and analysis. It is a modern system, integrated into the Internet, for conducting interactive real-time coastal air/ocean science. The database design of REINAS is independent of specific database technology and is designed to support operational scientific needs throughput the entire scientific data life-cycle. During the previous phases a survey of available technologies was made, selections of the those to be used in the prototype system were made, and detailed architecture of REINAS and experimentation with subsystems for data collection, data management, processing, and visualization were started. This report documents the status of REINAS in Phase IV -- the Experimentation and System Verification Phase.