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Sensors 2015, 15(8), 20436-20462;

Use of Low-Cost Acquisition Systems with an Embedded Linux Device for Volcanic Monitoring

Centro Geofísico de Canarias, Instituto Geográfico Nacional, C/La Marina 20, 38001 S/C Tenerife, Spain
SARTI Research Group. Electronics Department, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (PUC), Rambla Exposició 24, Vilanova I la Geltrú, 08800 Barcelona, Spain
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Fabrizio Lamberti
Received: 12 June 2015 / Revised: 7 August 2015 / Accepted: 10 August 2015 / Published: 19 August 2015
(This article belongs to the Section Remote Sensors)
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This paper describes the development of a low-cost multiparameter acquisition system for volcanic monitoring that is applicable to gravimetry and geodesy, as well as to the visual monitoring of volcanic activity. The acquisition system was developed using a System on a Chip (SoC) Broadcom BCM2835 Linux operating system (based on DebianTM) that allows for the construction of a complete monitoring system offering multiple possibilities for storage, data-processing, configuration, and the real-time monitoring of volcanic activity. This multiparametric acquisition system was developed with a software environment, as well as with different hardware modules designed for each parameter to be monitored. The device presented here has been used and validated under different scenarios for monitoring ocean tides, ground deformation, and gravity, as well as for monitoring with images the island of Tenerife and ground deformation on the island of El Hierro. View Full-Text
Keywords: multiparametric system; volcano monitoring; ARM; Linux system; raspberry PI multiparametric system; volcano monitoring; ARM; Linux system; raspberry PI

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Moure, D.; Torres, P.; Casas, B.; Toma, D.; Blanco, M.J.; Del Río, J.; Manuel, A. Use of Low-Cost Acquisition Systems with an Embedded Linux Device for Volcanic Monitoring. Sensors 2015, 15, 20436-20462.

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