IWT Wins Big Data Analytics SBIR

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LYNCHBURG, VA, April 27, 2018 – Innovative Wireless Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has secured a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award through the U.S. Department of Energy to develop big data analytics enhancements to the Integrated Environmental Quality Sensing (IEQS) system.  The previously awarded IEQS system utilizes IWT’s patented three-tier mesh architecture to create a highly-scalable IoT sensor mesh network and big data processing system for large scale environmental monitoring applications. 

 “We are proud of the continued role IWT has in developing this important environmental monitoring technology,” said IWT CEO Eric Hansen. “This contract represents a continuance of IWT’s history for providing innovative ways to connect, transmit and analyze data from challenging environments.”

IWT is partnering with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to develop a graph-based NoSQL database, visualization tools and interface to DOE integrated workflow management platforms to support a seamless and robust cyberinfrastructure that fully enables complex data management, cross-domain modeling, data analysis, and collaborative research. The Big Data Enhancement (BE) IEQS system will allow researchers to decipher complex spatial/temporal coupled interactions between water, soil, biota, and biogeochemistry to reveal dependencies and associations of man-made and natural influences and will promote new methods to predict effects of various subsurface activities and perturbations (e.g., carbon capture/sequestration, hydraulic fracturing, mining, water supply management, land degradation, and climate change) and support cleanup of legacy waste sites.

Innovative Wireless Technologies, Inc. (IWT) is a full-service engineering solutions provider specializing in wireless solutions for commercial, industrial, public safety and defense markets.  IWT is a leading supplier of wireless communication and tracking systems for underground mining and tunneling operations, rescue and recovery mission critical systems and provides engineering and technical consultation to several governmental defense agencies and public safety equipment manufacturers.  IWT also operates a Kenwood radio dealership providing equipment and service to public safety customers.


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