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Solar Telemetry Applications
Typical PV telemetry markets include remote oil and gas well/pipeline operations,
weather data collection, earthquake sensors/monitors, etc. Applications
are generally divided large (>50 Watts peak) or small(<50 Wp) power
Telemetry applications are generally limited to data acquisition, data processing
and data transmission. Typically, transmission equipment may include two
way radio, UHF, microwave repeater(s), satellite, or modem, etc.
PV powered hydrometeorological data buoy designed for reliable operation
in the harshest of sea conditions. Code named WEBOS, it collects environmental
data using an extensive array of sensors. The information is processed and
then transmitted to a land-based station via satellite. The
system consists of on-board solar power source, environmental sensors, a
computer data acquisition processor, and a telemetry system. Versatile sets
of meteorological and oceanographic sensors are interfaced with the system
via sophisticated 1/0 cards which will allow virtually any commercially
available sensor to be connected. The photovoltaic modules were designed
to meet the strict U.S. Coast Guard specification for high pressure immersion
and salt spray test conditions.