PACIFIC WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS LLC
To design and install a backbone telemetry network on the Island of Hawaii for the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO). The creation of this backbone will provide a single, higher performing, and more robust path for HVO to receive data from existing last-mile links. The scope of services encompasses only the backbone telemetry network and does not include any responsibility for the last-mile links to instruments in the field. Phase I, the design phase of the project, is expected to be completed in fiscal year FY10. This will require collaboration with HVO Staff to identify and survey potential and existing radio repeater sites. Currently, nine sites have been identified with the potential to establish a ring telemetry network to satisfy HVO requirements. They are HVO, Naalehu, South Point HC, South Point, Kauna Point, Ohia Mill, Hualalai, Mauna Kea and Kulani Cone. Physical Site Surveys are required to validate current selected sites. Following site validation is the Engineering Design work, ending this phase with a detailed Statement of Work approved by the HVO Staff. Phase II, the installation phase of the project, is expected to be complete in fiscal year FY11. The timeline for each site's start and completion will be developed based on the outcome of Phase I. An equipment list, maps and diagrams required for installation will be submitted to HVO along with an acceptance-test criteria detailing the system handover. After the links are brought into operation, agreed upon radio testing will be documented and submitted to HVO. Additionally, agreed upon IP-networking tests will be performed and submitted to HVO to end this phase of the project.