Seismic Data Collection with Shakebox and Analysis Using MapReduce


In this paper we study a seismic sensing platform using Shakebox, a low-noise and low-power 24- bit wireless accelerometer sensor. The advances of wireless sensor offer the potential to monitor earthquake in California at unprecedented spatial and temporal scales. We are exploring the possibility of incorporating Shakebox into California Seismic Network (CSN), a new earthquake monitoring system based on a dense array of low-cost acceleration seismic sensors. Compared to the Phidget/Sheevaplug sensors currently used in CSN, the Shakebox sensors have several advantages. However, Shakebox sensor collects 4K Bytes of seismic data per second, giving around 0.4G Bytes of data in a single day. Therefore how to process such large amount of seismic data becomes a new challenge. We adopt Hadoop/MapReduce, a popular software framework for processing vast amounts of data in-parallel on large clusters of commodity hardware. In this research, the test bed-generated seismic data generation will be reported, the map and reduce function design will be presented, the application of MapReduce on the testbed-generated data will be illustrated, and the result will be analyzed.

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Tang, B. , Han, J. , Beheshti, M. , Poppe, G. , Nguekap, L. and Siddiqui, R. (2015) Seismic Data Collection with Shakebox and Analysis Using MapReduce. Journal of Computer and Communications, 3, 94-101. doi: 10.4236/jcc.2015.35012.

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