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Title: Monitoring system including an electronic sensor platform and an interrogation transceiver

Abstract

A wireless monitoring system suitable for a wide range of remote data collection applications. The system includes at least one Electronic Sensor Platform (ESP), an Interrogator Transceiver (IT) and a general purpose host computer. The ESP functions as a remote data collector from a number of digital and analog sensors located therein. The host computer provides for data logging, testing, demonstration, installation checkout, and troubleshooting of the system. The IT transmits signals from one or more ESP's to the host computer to the ESP's. The IT host computer may be powered by a common power supply, and each ESP is individually powered by a battery. This monitoring system has an extremely low power consumption which allows remote operation of the ESP for long periods; provides authenticated message traffic over a wireless network; utilizes state-of-health and tamper sensors to ensure that the ESP is secure and undamaged; has robust housing of the ESP suitable for use in radiation environments; and is low in cost. With one base station (host computer and interrogator transceiver), multiple ESP's may be controlled at a single monitoring site.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174505
Patent Number(s):
6,624,760
Application Number:
09/584,763
Assignee:
Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore, CA) SNL-L
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Kinzel, Robert L., and Sheets, Larry R. Monitoring system including an electronic sensor platform and an interrogation transceiver. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Kinzel, Robert L., & Sheets, Larry R. Monitoring system including an electronic sensor platform and an interrogation transceiver. United States.
Kinzel, Robert L., and Sheets, Larry R. Tue . "Monitoring system including an electronic sensor platform and an interrogation transceiver". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174505.
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author = {Kinzel, Robert L. and Sheets, Larry R.},
abstractNote = {A wireless monitoring system suitable for a wide range of remote data collection applications. The system includes at least one Electronic Sensor Platform (ESP), an Interrogator Transceiver (IT) and a general purpose host computer. The ESP functions as a remote data collector from a number of digital and analog sensors located therein. The host computer provides for data logging, testing, demonstration, installation checkout, and troubleshooting of the system. The IT transmits signals from one or more ESP's to the host computer to the ESP's. The IT host computer may be powered by a common power supply, and each ESP is individually powered by a battery. This monitoring system has an extremely low power consumption which allows remote operation of the ESP for long periods; provides authenticated message traffic over a wireless network; utilizes state-of-health and tamper sensors to ensure that the ESP is secure and undamaged; has robust housing of the ESP suitable for use in radiation environments; and is low in cost. With one base station (host computer and interrogator transceiver), multiple ESP's may be controlled at a single monitoring site.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2003},
month = {Tue Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2003}
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