Mote Net at the DPIRD Katanning Research Facility
Mote Net was invited by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) to assist with a demonstration day held on Wednesday 13 December, 2017 at its Katanning Research Facility (KRF).
The KRF is one of DPIRD’s field locations, which provides a test bed for innovation and research in the agricultural sector.
The demonstration day was held for delegates attending the Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications hosted by UWA Faculty of Engineering, computing and Mathematics, in Perth, WA. The theme of the conference was ‘Bridging the metropolitan and the remote’. Conference delegates travelled on a day trip from Perth to Katanning for the tour and demonstrations at the KRF.
The Mote Net team travelled to the KRF, where a basic Low Power Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN) wireless telemetry system was established with a receiving base station and several sensor nodes in locations up to 18 km in distance from the base station. Using the Mote Net system, we were able to successfully demonstrate to conference visitors, a system for remote data collection providing web-based access to water temperature, salinity, dust density and air quality data from across the KRF.
Thanks to DPIRD for this opportunity to demonstrate the capabilities of the Mote Net LoRaWAN wireless telemetry solution.
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The base station was set up just outside DPIRD’s Katanning Research Facility office.
This GPS sensor mote attached to the ute achieved a transmission distance of 18km to the base station, providing tracking data of the ute’s trips around the KRF.