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Heron Island Sensor Relay Pole 5 (RP5)

Australian Ocean Data Network
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) ; Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS)
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ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info%3Aofi%2Ffmt%3Akev%3Amtx%3Adc&rfr_id=info%3Asid%2FANDS&rft_id=http://apps.aims.gov.au/metadata/view/51701599-0f4d-41b0-af45-186abe8c5dc6&rft.title=Heron Island Sensor Relay Pole 5 (RP5)&rft.identifier=http://apps.aims.gov.au/metadata/view/51701599-0f4d-41b0-af45-186abe8c5dc6&rft.publisher=Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)&rft.description=A series of six 6m steel poles have been installed in the lagoon of Heron Island as part of the sensor network deployment at Heron Island. The poles serve two purposes; their primary purpose is to form the backbone of a wireless network that covers the entire lagoon system and secondly they themselves support a range of sensors mounted onto the pole or leading away from the pole. This pole (RP5) also supports a Vaisala WXT520 weather station. \n \nThis record is for Sensor Relay Pole 5. The pole is solar powered and routes data from the Sensor Floats and other Sensor Relay Poles back to the Base Station located on Heron Island. The system uses the Campbell Scientific CR1000 loggers and RF411 Spread-Spectrum radios to process and route the data. The poles also can support a range of sensors, this pole also has a simple bottom mounted thermistor using the MEA thermistors as well as a Vaisala WXT520 weather station. \n \nThe unit will be serviced every six months and will be used in the future for attaching new sets of sensors.\n The pole works primarily as a network repeater, it collects data from other poles and the Sensor Floats and routes it back to the Base Station either directly or via another pole. The poles are spaced approximately every two kilometers with the exception of those closest to the island, the base station on the island is on a 19M tower and so a greater range was found for the first set of poles. \n \nEach pole therefore provides a wireless data network in a two kilometer radius, the combination of the six poles provides coverage for the entire lagoon. The height of the base station gives around a five kilometre range around the island itself. \n \nThe poles are 6M in height constructed from galvanized steel with a solar powered instrument top consisting of a battery unit powered from the solar panels, Campbell CR1000 logger and Campbell RF411 radio. The logger can support a range of interfaces and is suitable for connection to a range of instruments. \n \nThe initial instrumentation is just a single base mounted MEA thermistor, the intention is to add more instruments as time and opportunity allow.\n Power Supply \nBattery Backed (1 x 33Ahr AGM with Solar Regulator), 4 x 5W Solar Panel Supply. \n \nLogger Settings - \nPakbus Address - 150 \nLogger Setup as router (isRouter = True) \nSDC7 comms board rate set at 34K \nSDC7 neighbours range: 1 - 180 \nSDC7 Beacon: 3600 \n \nOver-Reef RF Network - \nRF411 attached to the CSIO port of the logger \n \nRadio Settings - \nActive Interface - Datalogger CSDC \nSDC Address 7 \nProtocol: Pakbus aware \nRadio Net Address - 0 \nHop Sequence - 0 \nPower mode - < 2mA 1 Second \nRetry level - Low\n&rft.creator=Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) &rft.creator=Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) &rft.date=2009&rft.coverage=northlimit=-23.448222; southlimit=-23.448222; westlimit=151.983861; eastLimit=151.983861&rft.coverage=northlimit=-23.448222; southlimit=-23.448222; westlimit=151.983861; eastLimit=151.983861&rft_rights=Format for citation of metadata sourced from Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) in a list of reference is as follows: Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). (2017). Northern Australia Automated Marine Weather and Oceanographic Stations, Sites: [Heron Island]. https://doi.org/10.25845/5c09bf93f315d, accessed[date-of-access].&rft_subject=oceans&rft.type=dataset&rft.language=English Access the data

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Format for citation of metadata sourced from Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) in a list of reference is as follows: "Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). (2017). Northern Australia Automated Marine Weather and Oceanographic Stations, Sites: [Heron Island]. https://doi.org/10.25845/5c09bf93f315d, accessed[date-of-access]".

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A series of six 6m steel poles have been installed in the lagoon of Heron Island as part of the sensor network deployment at Heron Island. The poles serve two purposes; their primary purpose is to form the backbone of a wireless network that covers the entire lagoon system and secondly they themselves support a range of sensors mounted onto the pole or leading away from the pole. This pole (RP5) also supports a Vaisala WXT520 weather station. \n \nThis record is for Sensor Relay Pole 5. The pole is solar powered and routes data from the Sensor Floats and other Sensor Relay Poles back to the Base Station located on Heron Island. The system uses the Campbell Scientific CR1000 loggers and RF411 Spread-Spectrum radios to process and route the data. The poles also can support a range of sensors, this pole also has a simple bottom mounted thermistor using the MEA thermistors as well as a Vaisala WXT520 weather station. \n \nThe unit will be serviced every six months and will be used in the future for attaching new sets of sensors.\n The pole works primarily as a network repeater, it collects data from other poles and the Sensor Floats and routes it back to the Base Station either directly or via another pole. The poles are spaced approximately every two kilometers with the exception of those closest to the island, the base station on the island is on a 19M tower and so a greater range was found for the first set of poles. \n \nEach pole therefore provides a wireless data network in a two kilometer radius, the combination of the six poles provides coverage for the entire lagoon. The height of the base station gives around a five kilometre range around the island itself. \n \nThe poles are 6M in height constructed from galvanized steel with a solar powered instrument top consisting of a battery unit powered from the solar panels, Campbell CR1000 logger and Campbell RF411 radio. The logger can support a range of interfaces and is suitable for connection to a range of instruments. \n \nThe initial instrumentation is just a single base mounted MEA thermistor, the intention is to add more instruments as time and opportunity allow.\n Power Supply \nBattery Backed (1 x 33Ahr AGM with Solar Regulator), 4 x 5W Solar Panel Supply. \n \nLogger Settings - \nPakbus Address - 150 \nLogger Setup as router (isRouter = True) \nSDC7 comms board rate set at 34K \nSDC7 neighbours range: 1 - 180 \nSDC7 Beacon: 3600 \n \nOver-Reef RF Network - \nRF411 attached to the CSIO port of the logger \n \nRadio Settings - \nActive Interface - Datalogger CSDC \nSDC Address 7 \nProtocol: Pakbus aware \nRadio Net Address - 0 \nHop Sequence - 0 \nPower mode - < 2mA 1 Second \nRetry level - Low\n

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Bainbridge, Scott, Mr (Point Of Contact)

Modified: 20200629

Data time period: 2007-08-01 to 2011-06-30

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151.983861,-23.448222

151.983861,-23.448222

text: northlimit=-23.448222; southlimit=-23.448222; westlimit=151.983861; eastLimit=151.983861

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