Wildland and prescribed fires generate smoke. Increased particulate matter in smoke can impair visibility and raise health concerns. The DataRAM 4 is a portable smoke particulate monitor that determines smoke concentration trends.
This training presentation shows how to set up the monitor and the satellite
transmission unit to send data to the Interagency Real-Time Smoke Particulate
Monitoring Web site. The presentation is available for Forest Service
and Bureau of Land Management personnel in Flash Media format at: http://fsweb.mtdc.wo.fs.fed.us/pubs/flash/fla07252F01/index.swf
For all other agencies, the presentation is available in Flash Media
format at http://www.fs.fed.us/t-d/pubs/flash/fla07252F01/index.swf (Username: t-d,
Contact Mary Ann Davies (firstname.lastname@example.org or 406–329–3981) for more information
MTDC is working with Airsis to develop a new satellite telemetry system that utilizes the Iridium satellite constellation. The Iridium constellation should provide for much more reliable data transmission than the current system. Data transmission latency and antenna placement issues should be eliminated with the new system.
One of the main features of the new system includes an indicator showing the installer that a message has been sent by the system and received by the web server. The web server then sends a message back to the remote system and an LED indicator is illuminated. This insures the installer that the system is properly located, has good antenna placement, and is functioning prior to leaving the site. The prototype system is complete and evaluations will be conducted in Sept, 2007.
Cost for a new system will be about $2,000 (the price as previous versions). This cost will be effective through the end of 2007. You can upgrade your current system for $1,000. Satellite transmission costs will remain the same at $50/month or $600 per year.
Contact Andy Trent (email@example.com or 406–329–3912) for more information.
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