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Sensors 2011, 11(7), 7141-7161; doi:10.3390/s110707141

Long-Range Wireless Mesh Network for Weather Monitoring in Unfriendly Geographic Conditions

Department of Research and Postgrade Studies, Autonomus University of Querétaro, Cerro de las Campanas S/N, C.P. 76010 Querétaro, México
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Received: 11 May 2011 / Revised: 17 June 2011 / Accepted: 19 June 2011 / Published: 12 July 2011
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)

Abstract

In this paper a long-range wireless mesh network system is presented. It consists of three main parts: Remote Terminal Units (RTUs), Base Terminal Units (BTUs) and a Central Server (CS). The RTUs share a wireless network transmitting in the industrial, scientific and medical applications ISM band, which reaches up to 64 Km in a single point-to-point communication. A BTU controls the traffic within the network and has as its main task interconnecting it to a Ku-band satellite link using an embedded microcontroller-based gateway. Collected data is stored in a CS and presented to the final user in a numerical and a graphical form in a web portal. View Full-Text
Keywords: wireless sensor networks; remote monitoring; embedded systems wireless sensor networks; remote monitoring; embedded systems
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Toledano-Ayala, M.; Herrera-Ruiz, G.; Soto-Zarazúa, G.M.; Rivas-Araiza, E.A.; Trujillo, R.D.B.; Porrás-Trejo, R.E. Long-Range Wireless Mesh Network for Weather Monitoring in Unfriendly Geographic Conditions. Sensors 2011, 11, 7141-7161.

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