Self-sustainable monitoring station for extreme environments (s3me2): Design and validation

Thasshwin Mathanlal, Javier Martin-Torres, Anshuman Bhardwaj, Maria Paz Zorzano Mier

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Abstract

We describe the development of a robust, self-sustainable, versatile environmental monitoring station, the S3ME2, with a multitude of sensors capable of operating in extreme environments (from cold arid sub-Arctic regions to hot deserts and high-Altitude mountain terrains), providing realtime quality data of critical climate and geophysical parameters for a wide field of research such as pressure, surface and subsurface temperature and humidity, magnetic field and seismic activity. The dedicated communication modem utilizes IoT technology and can deliver this data from remote regions. The S3ME2 has been designed as a low-cost instrument to facilitate the production of multiple units. During the pilot phase, it has demonstrated continuous operability for up to 6 months, including survival during extremely cold, snowy, and low insolation, and low wind periods in the Sub-Arctic region. With its robust design, S3ME2 exploits the use of renewable sources of energy such as solar and wind power to power the system. The S3ME2 has also been designed from a modular point of view with commercial off the shelf components (COTS) and open source hardware, considering long term operability of the station. The sensor modules can be easily added, replaced, or upgraded such that a stable functioning of the system is guaranteed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Green Computing and Internet of Things, ICGCIoT 2018
EditorsKavitha K. S., Kavitha. C, Sathish Kumar. T
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages240-245
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538656570
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Green Computing and Internet of Things, ICGCIoT 2018 - Karnataka, India
Duration: Aug 16 2018Aug 18 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Green Computing and Internet of Things, ICGCIoT 2018

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Green Computing and Internet of Things, ICGCIoT 2018
CountryIndia
CityKarnataka
Period8/16/188/18/18

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subarctic regions
stations
remote regions
insolation
modems
Incident solar radiation
environmental monitoring
Monitoring
deserts
sensors
Sensors
Modems
high altitude
shelves
mountains
Solar energy
Wind power
surface temperature
climate
humidity

Keywords

  • COTS
  • Environmental Station
  • Instrumentation
  • IoT
  • renewable energy
  • sensors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Instrumentation

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Mathanlal, T., Martin-Torres, J., Bhardwaj, A., & Mier, M. P. Z. (2018). Self-sustainable monitoring station for extreme environments (s3me2): Design and validation. In K. K. S., K. C, & S. Kumar. T (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Green Computing and Internet of Things, ICGCIoT 2018 (pp. 240-245). [8753046] (Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Green Computing and Internet of Things, ICGCIoT 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICGCIoT.2018.8753046

Self-sustainable monitoring station for extreme environments (s3me2) : Design and validation. / Mathanlal, Thasshwin; Martin-Torres, Javier; Bhardwaj, Anshuman; Mier, Maria Paz Zorzano.

Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Green Computing and Internet of Things, ICGCIoT 2018. ed. / Kavitha K. S.; Kavitha. C; Sathish Kumar. T. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. p. 240-245 8753046 (Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Green Computing and Internet of Things, ICGCIoT 2018).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mathanlal, T, Martin-Torres, J, Bhardwaj, A & Mier, MPZ 2018, Self-sustainable monitoring station for extreme environments (s3me2): Design and validation. in K K. S., K C & S Kumar. T (eds), Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Green Computing and Internet of Things, ICGCIoT 2018., 8753046, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Green Computing and Internet of Things, ICGCIoT 2018, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 240-245, 2nd International Conference on Green Computing and Internet of Things, ICGCIoT 2018, Karnataka, India, 8/16/18. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICGCIoT.2018.8753046
Mathanlal T, Martin-Torres J, Bhardwaj A, Mier MPZ. Self-sustainable monitoring station for extreme environments (s3me2): Design and validation. In K. S. K, C K, Kumar. T S, editors, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Green Computing and Internet of Things, ICGCIoT 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2018. p. 240-245. 8753046. (Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Green Computing and Internet of Things, ICGCIoT 2018). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICGCIoT.2018.8753046
Mathanlal, Thasshwin ; Martin-Torres, Javier ; Bhardwaj, Anshuman ; Mier, Maria Paz Zorzano. / Self-sustainable monitoring station for extreme environments (s3me2) : Design and validation. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Green Computing and Internet of Things, ICGCIoT 2018. editor / Kavitha K. S. ; Kavitha. C ; Sathish Kumar. T. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. pp. 240-245 (Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Green Computing and Internet of Things, ICGCIoT 2018).
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