Saturn Sensor Network
The Saturn Sensor Network is a patent pending wireless sensor network technology designed for use in a variety of data collection environments, particularly in Agricultural crops, forests, and golf courses. The Sensor Network operates at 300 mHz, a super-low frequency designed for long-distance communication through the world’s toughest environments, including through soil and water. The Saturn Sensor Network is the most powerful wireless sensor network on the market, with transmission range of a mile while buried under ground and several miles when operating above ground.
How It Works
The Saturn Sensor Network operates at a 300 mHz frequency. The network is made up of tiny, "ping pong ball-sized" sensor-port devices, basically balls with sensor inputs all around them. Each ping pong ball collector is hooked up to a variety of sensors measuring a vast array of data parameters from soil temperature and moisture, to nutrient levels and much more. This data is then fed into the ping pong ball collector and subsequently beamed out of the field or to the cloud. The sensor collector works in tandem with other sensor collectors located across a field or farm. All of these sensor collectors together make up what is known as a mesh network, or a network topology in which each node (ping pong ball data collector) relays data for the network. All mesh nodes cooperate in the distribution of data in the network. With the use of the Saturn Sensor Network, users will be able to collect vast amounts of data using a variety of sensors and then relay that information out of the field and into Analytics software for processing, alerts, and recommendations.
Sensor Compatibility & Analytics
The Saturn Sensor Network is designed to be compatible with a broad range of sensors on the market. The reason for this is because any data is important data when it comes to building algorithms and developing analytics software for the inflow of information. The Saturn Sensor Network is a means by which to collect data an analyze an environment for stress. Consider a soybean field for example. As data flows into the sensor network for various parameters such as soil moisture, soil temperature, air temperature, and the like, the Saturn Network and background analytics software will read that data as it comes in and analyze it for abnormalities or diseases susceptibility for example. If we know that White mold (Sclerotinia Stem Rot) is a common problem in soybeans and that the ideal conditions for its proliferation are cool, moist conditions, we can overlay an algorithm in the software to monitor the data inflows from the field and alert us if we have any sensors in an area that is experiencing ideal White Mold conditions. For a farmer or agronomist this would be valuable information, as the alert can notify the farmer to keep a closer eye on the area or potentially take corrective actions before they lose yield to the problem.
The Saturn Sensor Network can interface with an array of Sensor Technologies. Please contact us today to learn more about which specific sensors are currently compatible with our network.
Origins of Name
The Saturn Sensor Network is named after the Roman God of Agriculture, Saturn and for the sensors’ planet-shaped form factor.
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