Low Earth Orbit Satellites (LEOS) provide world-wide “nomadic” data-communication using low-cost and low-power “cellular like” equipment. LEOS allow us to also exploit those regions, which up to now were inaccessible by land-based wireless or geostationary (GEO) satellite systems. First, this paper compares satellite systems and summarizes features of the ORBCOMM LEO-system used. In the main part, a detailed report is given on a hydrogeological prototype implementation for remote water-quality monitoring: setup, obtained results, conclusions and further aspects as well as cost comparisons. As a result, LEO satellite data transmission may be a reliable low-cost alternative even to GSM-SMS for low data volume applications.
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Research Article| January 01 2003
Remote water quality monitoring “on-line” using LEO satellites
Water Sci Technol (2003) 47 (2): 197–204.
H. Stadler, P. Skritek; Remote water quality monitoring “on-line” using LEO satellites. Water Sci Technol 1 January 2003; 47 (2): 197–204. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2003.0119
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