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Low power satellite communication for Ocean observation - INSAT-MSS

Muthukumaravel, S and Tata, S and Chiranjeevi, VG and Atmanand, MA (2013) Low power satellite communication for Ocean observation - INSAT-MSS. In: International Conference on Computer Communication and Informatics (ICCCI), 2013, 4-6 Jan. 2013, Coimbatore.

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National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) has installed MET-Ocean observatory at Gulf of Khambhat (GoK), Gujarat to collect time series measurements of MET parameters for Kalpasar project. Meteorological, Ocean parameters are required for ocean modeling for construction of dam at Gulf of Khambhat, Gujarat. In general, these platforms are battery based solar powered embedded systems with data transfer using satellite wireless communication. Hence we need to select all devices, sensors and other components having low power consumption to have compact battery, solar power system and also to have longer battery life with high data security. However, the communication systems are having more idle current (Quasi current) which plays a major role in sizing and selecting the power system in the satellite communication. The Indian satellite INSAT-3C which uses one MSS transponder need very low power (idle~40mA) for the data transmission. Hence INSAT-MSS have been selected as low power satellite data transmission for this project and implemented successfully. In this paper, the design of Ocean Observatory System and its Architecture using low power INSAT-MSS is presented along with its power consumption details, message length, Data formatting, laboratory testing, system installation and successful data reception along with its reliability & feasibilities for the years of operation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: General packet radio services; Indian National Satellite (INSAT); Meteorological (MET) parameters; Mobile satellite service; Ocean observations, Buildings; Communication systems; Data communication systems; Data transfer; Emergency traffic control; Information science; Observatories; Oceanography; Offshore oil wells; Satellite communication systems; Solar energy; Wireless telecommunication systems, Satellites
Subjects: Oceanography > oceanography
Depositing User: NIOT Library
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2013 12:12
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2013 12:12

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