Sensor Data Acquisition

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Here, we list several considerations for data acquisition and transmission.

  • Acquisition Methods
    • manual
    • Wi-Fi
    • cellular
    • satellite
    • serial
  • Bandwidth
    • bandwidth requirements (e.g., is 10Hz data needed?)
    • where to get broadband POP?
    • ability of equipment to work with required bandwidth
  • Line of sight (LOS)
    • environment, topography, and vegetation
    • LOS calculators
    • are repeaters required?
  • Repeaters
  • Power
    • how important is real-time accessibility? (e.g., what is desired collection frequency?)
    • power requirements
    • on-site buffer size?
  • Other considerations
    • reliability of transmission mode
    • reliability and robustness of equipment
    • configuration and software (e.g., what level of expertise is needed?, computer requirements)
    • serial-to-ethernet devices
    • budget