Self-Sustainable Monitoring Station for F,xtreme Environments (S3ME2): Design and validation

Mathanlal, T., Martín Torres, J., Bhardwaj, A., Mier, M. P. Z. 2018. Self-Sustainable Monitoring Station for F,xtreme Environments (S3ME2): Design and validation. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Green Computing and Internet of Things, 2nd IEEE International Conference on Green Computing and Internet of Things (ICGCIoT), 240-245.

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 retOorts to hot deserts and high -altitude mountain terrains), providing realtime quality data of ctitical climate and geophysical parameters for a wide field of research such as pressure, surface and subsurface temperature and llimidity, magnetic field and seismic activity-. The dedicated communication modem utilizes loT technolo*, 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 (luting extremely cold, snowy, and low insolation, and low wind periods in the Sub -Arctic region. With its robust desim, S3ME2 exploits the use of renewable sources of enert,,,y such as solar and wind power to power the system. The S3ME2 has also been desigited from a modular point of view with commercial off the shelf components (COTS) and open source hardware, considering long term operability of tbe station. The sensor modules cart be easily addetl, replaced, or upgraded such that a stable functioning of the system is g,uaranteed.

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