WIT Press


A Software Set For Environment Monitoring Networks

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ENV040011

Volume

69

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

1,092 kb

Author(s)

G. Zappalà

Abstract

This paper describes a set of software programs expressly designed and coded to be used in a buoy-based environmental monitoring network. The network consists of seven remote acquisition stations mounted on coastal buoys in Sicilia and Apulia and a control base located in Messina. The peculiarity of the software and of the transmission system (GSM) enables one to locate the base station wherever preferred, without the need for coastal repeaters. The data acquisition system is based on PC104 (IEEE696) standard boards, hosting a ROMDOS operating system under which the control program runs. The first program runs on the remote stations and manages all the data acquisition and transmission operations; a \“sequence manager” starts every hour a macro-command sequence that can be different for each time and is remotely reprogrammable; new releases of the software and of the sequences are up

Keywords