[aprssig] Autonomous EMCOMM Telemetry

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Fri Mar 18 10:35:38 CDT 2016


We're in the middle of updates to our whole APRS product line right now 
and I'm going to take another look at a lot of stuff I've had on the 
back burner.  We've been very busy with non-ham projects for the last 
year and a half or more but I've got another engineer working for me now 
and another programmer and more in-house production capability.  We also 
have a thousand wind/rain sensor assemblies in stock that could use a 
more plug-and-play APRS electronics package to go with them.

Hopefully I'll make it back to Dayton next year and have a bunch of new 
stuff to show.

Scott
N1VG

On 3/18/2016 2:14 AM, Ev Tupis wrote:
> Of course not, but looking them over can provide inspiration. ;-)
>
> That Bosch module looks VERY interesting!
>
> I imagine self-contained APRS fly-away kits that local RACES/ARES 
> builds up and trains fire department teams to deploy for reported gas 
> leaks!
>
> The FD keeps the inventory (and deploys it "inside of the yellow 
> tape") and the Ham Radio community maintains them *and* establishes 
> the infrastructure to route the data that they collect to the FD's own 
> command center.
>
> What a tight and valued connection to the Emergency First Responding 
> community this would build!
>
> Ev, W2EV
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *From:* Scott Miller via aprssig <aprssig at tapr.org>
> *To:* TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at tapr.org>
> *Sent:* Thursday, March 17, 2016 11:45 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [aprssig] Autonomous EMCOMM Telemetry
>
> I don't think I'd want to use any of the electronics from a 1995 
> design.  You could do it smaller, cheaper, and with less power today.  
> Bosch Sensortec's new pressure/humidity/temperature/gas sensors 
> measure 3 x 3 x 1 millimeters.  I'm thinking about using those in the 
> next version of the ADS-WS1.
>
> Scott
> N1VG
>
> On 3/17/2016 8:03 PM, Ev Tupis via aprssig wrote:
>> What was in them?  Plans anywhere?
>> Ev
>>
>>
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>> *From:* khufford <khufford at atlanticbb.net> 
>> <mailto:khufford at atlanticbb.net>
>> *To:* Ev Tupis <w2ev at yahoo.com> <mailto:w2ev at yahoo.com>; TAPR APRS 
>> Mailing List <aprssig at tapr.org> <mailto:aprssig at tapr.org>
>> *Sent:* Thursday, March 17, 2016 5:09 PM
>> *Subject:* RE: [aprssig] Autonomous EMCOMM Telemetry
>>
>> SNOW POLES, were APRS sensor package in large PVC pipe dropped out of 
>> Ch47 helos in Bosnia in 1995.
>>
>>
>>
>> Sent via Electronic Means
>>
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>> -------- Original message --------
>> From: Ev Tupis via aprssig <aprssig at tapr.org> <mailto:aprssig at tapr.org>
>> Date: 3/17/2016 16:35 (GMT-05:00)
>> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at tapr.org> <mailto:aprssig at tapr.org>
>> Subject: [aprssig] Autonomous EMCOMM Telemetry
>>
>> Has anyone come up with an APRS-based environmental telemetry sensor 
>> for EMCOMM use?
>>
>> Specifically...having a "sensor/APRS kit" that one could 
>> drop-or-deploy into a theater and let it beacon back telemetry that 
>> would be of use to emergency first and second responders.
>>
>> Examples:
>>
>>   * Wind speed, wind direction, temperature, humidity ... for
>>     chemical spills or forest fires
>>   * Water level ... to help manage flooding
>>   * Air transparency ... to help manage air pollution
>>
>>
>> Either drop-and-forget (like around a forest fire) or purposefully 
>> deploy (like, ahead of a flooding event)...but with the expressed 
>> purpose of providing valued telemetry of known quality.
>>
>> Anything?
>>
>> Ev, W2EV
>>
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