- R&D 100 Awards
The Long-range Wireless Sensor Network reliably and inexpensively collects data from remote and rugged locations, transmitting that data from node to node farther and across more square miles than any comparable existing network hardware. The network is a turnkey system comprised of field-deployable, temperature-resistant nodes that create a self-forming, self-healing network that communicates via lowpower radio frequency across a vast area and has scientific computing capability at the sensor nodes. Master nodes can be linked to the server via satellite so that networks can collect and transmit data from any location on earth. Data is transmitted from a master node to a host server in near-real time so that the user is almost instantly made aware of changes in whatever is being monitored. The user can also remotely monitor network health and change network parameters, data collection rates, and node configurations. Applications include environment, climate, rangeland health, and security monitoring.
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