Recent technological advancements in sensors, processors and communications technology make it viable to perform digital acquisition of environmental data from remote locations. Declining costs and miniaturisation of electronics and sensors have enabled design of systems for intelligent remote monitoring. These advances pave the way for new tools to support field work by virtually extending researchers' reach to the field study area from the comfort of their offices. The Wireless Internet Sensing Environment project developed an architecture providing control and retrieval of data from networked sensors and cameras at a remote location using Internet backhaul. Satellite connectivity enabled this equipment to be deployed to remote locations to support an ecological application. This paper describes architecture and innovative design features for this challenging problem space, including motion event detection, power management and a method to upload collected data.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking|
|Early online date||17 Feb 2016|
|Publication status||Published - May 2017|
Bibliographical noteThe research described here is supported by the award made by the RCUK Digital Economy programme to the dot.rural Digital Economy Hub, reference: EP/G066051/1. URL: http://www.dotrural.ac.uk/WiSE/.The authors thank Dr Rene Van der Wal for his support during the project. The authors also acknowledge the partnership with James Hutton Institute (JHI), Aberdeen, and thank Dr Scott Newey and Dr Justin Irvine for their contribution.
- Internet of Things
- Network protocols
- Remote monitoring
- Satellite backhauling
- Terminal power management