|· How do images from far off the Virginia Coast come to my classroom?|
The data/images from the barrier islands off the Virginia Coast come to your classroom via a spread-spectrum wireless network to Oyster, VA, where it is placed onto the conventional Internet. From there the images travel to the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA where this web server is located. Back to top
In specific a 900 MHz wireless bridge connects a tower at Broadwater, VA on Hog Island to our lab in Oyster - a distance of approximately 15 miles. From the tower on southern Hog Island 802.11b wireless ethernet are used to connect to a relay station on northern Hog Island and to individual webcams which may be up to 10 kilometers (about 6 miles) away.