SCEC Award Number 02148
Proposal Category Individual Proposal (Data Gathering and Products)
Proposal Title SCEC Portable Broadband Instrument Center 
Name Organization
Jamison Steidl University of California, Santa Barbara
Other Participants
SCEC Priorities SCEC Groups Seismology
Report Due Date N/A Date Report Submitted N/A
Project Abstract
The Portable Broadband Instrument Center’s (PBIC) ability to respond rapidly to a majorsouthern California earthquake with the deployment of seismographs in the near-source region isa critical asset of SCEC. This has been highlighted by the success of the PBIC deployments fromfour major earthquake sequences in the past decade. The ability to conduct innovativeexperiments using PBIC equipment in between earthquake sequences is another important assetof SCEC. The list of PBIC publications is a testament to the importance and success of the SCECPBIC program and how it has facilitated research over the years. This proposal is to continuesupport of the operations and maintenance of the existing PBIC equipment, to continue thesoftware and web development, and to serve as seed funding for the development of a new state-of-the-art PBIC proposal that would be submitted to outside funding sources. This new PBICwould include wireless communication technology and next generation network dataloggers forseamless integration of data into the southern California TriNet regional network, or any otherregional network that supports real-time telemetry of data.