Greeting! I think you can do a whole lot better from and energy point of view.
L15B into SARA SADC20 24 bit digitizer with GPS into a TS-7260 embedded linux single board computer storing data to a flashdrive continuous and by events. To get you data, just change the flashdrive. The whole thing uses less that 3 watts, you might not need the solar panel. Just a big battery for a few months. Who needs all the extra stuff you need to power in a laptop. No sleeping problems, windows problems and many other problems with remote complicated operating systems.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007, 5:12:17 AM, you wrote:
Guys- I need some help on designing a remote seismic system.
Let me know what you think of what I came up with so far. I can be contacted at email below if you want pictures or more details.
An affordable remote SDR system (site) using a Notebook & Solar panel for power.
System will record 24/7 for several months in a remote Desert area in AZ using a Solar panel to recharge battery.
The events I collect will be saved in WinSDR, so I can check them occasionally & do a DL. The system will eventually be used with 110-A/C when it comes on line.
Using Larry Cochrane’s P/A, Filter, GPS & A/D Box- 8 channels in 1 Box.
Using L15B sensor elements (4.5Hz) in a Borehole package for sensors-
2 closely spaced BH’s with 3 components each & 2 surface geophones.
WinSDR on a Notebook.
LC’s Box takes ~2-3 Watt going directly from the battery.
The Notebook will need a boost from ~12V to ~18, so use a 12V to 18V converter.
Not sure what power requirements will be?
A 30 W Solar Panel (hope this is adequate) with controller to charge battery (sells for ~~$300).
Comments- Saving Power:
Use XP power saving options-
Use Low Power screen-
By using ~1-2 GB memory stick instead of using the standard HD.
Could replace the standard HD with a 2.5” Flash Drive (a bit Pricey though)?
Any other suggestions to lower Power requirements?
Any suggestions for a Notebook that would do the job?
Will the Notebook get too hot, not being in an air conditioned room?
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