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Geographically distributed environmental sensor system

United States Patent

October 3, 2006
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The present invention is directed to a sensor network that includes a number of sensor units and a base unit. The base station operates in a network discovery mode (in which network topology information is collected) in a data polling mode (in which sensed information is collected from selected sensory units). Each of the sensor units can include a number of features, including an anemometer, a rain gauge, a compass, a GPS receiver, a barometric pressure sensor, an air temperature sensor, a humidity sensor, a level, and a radiant temperature sensor.
French; Patrick (Aurora, CO), Veatch; Brad (Westminster, CO), O'Connor; Mike (Centennial, CO)
ADA Technologies, Inc. (Littleton, CO)
10/ 830,166
April 21, 2004
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The U.S. Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of Contract No. DOD DAMD 17-00-C0010 and DOD NAVC N00164-02-C-6007 both awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense and Contract No. DE-FG02-03ER 83590 awarded by the Department of Energy.