WAYNE, N.J. Boston University has formed a Sensor Network Consortium with the hope of facilitating interaction between academia and industry companies involved in the development of sensor networking technologies.
According to the university, the new consortium will rely on federal and state funding and will foster joint projects in sensor networking technology areas. The group will also look to move research from university laboratories to industry and train graduates with experience in sensor networking.
In addition to Boston University, the consortium will include BP, Honeywell, Inetco Systems Ltd., Invensys, L-3 Communications, Millennial Net, Radianse, Sensicast Systems and Textron Systems. Other academic participants are Harvard University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Government agencies and industry groups like the IEEE have also been trying to promote wireless sensor networks.