Real time remote data acquisition for environmental studies

R. Bachnak, W. Lohachit, C. Ross, C. Steidley

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Abstract

Data collection in shallow water areas normally requires setting up sensors in several places. In addition to being redundant and time consuming, this task when performed manually, has a high chance of disturbing the test area. This paper describes a National Aeronautics and Space Administration-funded project to develop a remote-controlled, shallow-draft vehicle designed as a supplemental tool for our studies of the South Texas Coastal waters. The boat is equipped with onboard computers, water quality instruments, GPS, digital compass, a depth sensor, a remote control receiver, and a receiver/transmitter radio. The prototype acquires salinity, temperature, pH, and dissolved oxygen. Acquired data is transmitted wirelessly via a radio to a remote control station in real-time and data is logged to a PC for later processing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages101-109
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2004
EventProceedings of the 50th International Instrumentation Symposium - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: May 10 2004May 13 2004

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OtherProceedings of the 50th International Instrumentation Symposium
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period5/10/045/13/04

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Bachnak, R., Lohachit, W., Ross, C., & Steidley, C. (2004). Real time remote data acquisition for environmental studies. 101-109. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 50th International Instrumentation Symposium, San Antonio, TX, United States.