Updated: 11/24/2005; 11:51:59 PM.

Wireless remote data
Technologies and sample systems that gather sensor data across distances, usually via radio links. This includes general telemetry and SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), especially for gathering data about wildlife, natural resources, and distributed energy systems.

daily link  Tuesday, June 03, 2003

Wireless Mt. Washington: "A Web cam would be a boon to the hikers and skiers. "Sometimes it's snowing up there when it's a perfectly sunny day down below [in North Conway]," Zakon says. "And you get some amazing cloud cover up there." If it was properly done, if it could show enough detail, a Web cam might even be useful in helping guide rescuers to avalanche survivors. The Observatory secured a government grant to install a Web cam that would show the ravine. Observatory members who use the recreation facilities on the mountain also chipped in. Securing funds was the easy part, though. It was left up to Zakon to solve the real problems: how to provision and power a communications link 6,000 feet up a desolate mountain."  Solar powered wifi (5 mile range) was the answer, along with special cameras and power controllers.  9:51:06 PM  permalink  

Honda small field generators: 1 or 2 kw output AC, very low noise  My father in law uses the 1 kw unit, the only model permitted in Australian national parks for the low noise and emissions.  It's designed to run electronics.  It throttles back the fuel usage to match the electric load; uses 2.5 litres of gasoline per 12 hours, plus .5 litres oil per 50 hours.  Weighs 13 kg, costs US $800 in Australia.  7:42:47 PM  permalink  

Global VSAT Forum: Interesting collection of papers on VSAT applications.  4:49:16 PM  permalink  

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