Upgrade of datalogger system

Ellis, S. (2013) Upgrade of datalogger system. [USQ Project]

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The aim of the project was to recommend an MCU upgrade for the Rimik DataNode data logger. Current and prospective users were surveyed to determine what features are desired in a modern data logger and the alternatives in the market were analysed also. Internally, Rimik intended to use the opportunity to fix several issues with the DataNode.

After gathering the data, it was analysed through applying the Engineering Design and Development Cycle to determine the system specifications that the upgrade would be required to address.

From those specifications, an MCU was chosen to recommend for the upgrade, a solution was developed to an ongoing issue whereby the DataNode runs SLA batteries to a totally discharged state and a prototype for a combined solar panel controller and SLA battery charger was designed and implemented.

The data generated confirmed that the existing charging system was to blame for each deficiency in that charging system, and showed that most of the errors were resolved
when using the prototype charger.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Supervisors: Zhou, Hong
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:57
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2014 01:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: upgrade; datalogger system; rimik datanode;
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090699 Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8902 Computer Software and Services > 890205 Information Processing Services (incl. Data Entry and Capture)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24688

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