INTERNET CONNECTED MOTUS RECEIVING STATION
Carrier Class Wildlife Telemetry Receiver
Now in its third generation, SensorStation™ is even more powerful. Fully open source, this SensorGnome powered receiver features a Raspberry Pi CM3 + 16GB compute module, USB 2.0 backplane, LTE modem, GPS, RTC with battery, altimeter sensor, battery and solar voltage measurement, onboard 802.11n WiFi, 5x Arduino powered 32u4 processors, 5x RFM69 or LoRa radio receivers, 6 high current USB 2.0 ports, Iridium 9603 port, LCD, buttons and more.
The SensorStation Is fully programmed! Just provide power and antennas, and SensorStation will get to work.
The SensorStation offers 5 fully configurable radio receiving channels. These channels can be configured to receive our digital radio tags or CTT Nodes™ individually. Additionally, its USB 2.0 ports can be used with FunCubes or RTL-SDRs to receive other non-CTT wildlife tags.
No more travel to remote sites to collect SD cards. SensorStation offers an optional LTE modem with on board eSIM with inexpensive service to over 191 countries with purchased data plan. SensorStation will upload all of your tag data, health information and more to the cloud, automatically. Software updates? Not a problem. Those are automatically downloaded as SensorStation is improved. Have WiFi or Ethernet? No cellular service is required!
SensorStation has optional satellite capability. SensorStation can now economically use Iridium satellite to transmit tag data and health information from ocean buoys, mountain tops, arctic breeding grounds, and more.
All SensorStations now have 802.11n WiFi shipped as a standard option. No more fumbling around with WiFi dongles, drivers and weird antenna adapters. WiFi comes with a flexible antenna and can optionally be connected to the SMA jumper for external antennas.
SensorStation has a built-in GPS receiver -- which is external antenna capable. PPS is wired directly to the Raspberry Pi, providing accurate timing as well as positioning information.
Headless operation is breeze using the included outdoor readable LCD screen and on board buttons. You can view station information, IP addresses, download data to USB drives, and more. All without touching a computer.
In the rare needed case, you can plug SensorStation into any modern TV display, aiding in system development and troubleshooting.
SensorStation includes 3 I2C accessory ports and a standard Raspberry Pi 40 pin header, making the SensorStation extremely hackable and flexible for any task. We even have some examples for you on GitHub!
Are you ready for the altimeter revolution? Altimeters on our tiniest of tags is just around the corner, providing both altitude and a digital ID. SensorStation features the BMP388 from Bosch, one of the world's most trusted and reliable brands. An altimeter at the receiving station helps in calibrating this reading. Make sure your Motus station is ready!
SensorStation has an on board analog-to-digital converter, allowing the monitoring of battery and solar voltages. This allows users to be proactive with stations in remote environments to ensure continuous operation.
SensorStation can keep of the time, even when its off. There is no reason to wait for a GPS signal, making it a perfect backup while indoors. SensorStation can even get accurate time from the Internet, too!
The UF.L stress release connector allows you to connect fragile connectors from either the LTE modem, Iridium modem, or WiFi adapter to a heavy piece of coax. This allows you to protect your SensorStation from physical damage.
SensorStation's 6 powerful USB ports are connected directly to the power supply, easily providing power to the most demanding applications. The USB backplane also features multi-transaction translators, important for SDR applications.
SensorStation accepts a wide range of voltages, from deep cycle battery, to solar to aircraft. SensorStation is designed for both on-grid and off-grid operations.
Each SensorStation features five USB connected ATMega32u4 Arduinos, each connected to a dedicated radio. These Arduinos are configured to receive CTT digital tags directly on SensorStation. SensorStation is pre-populated with the FSK radio RFM69, however, an optional RFM9x for LoRa is also possible. Contact CTT for details.
- Open Source Hardware
- Raspberry Pi CM3+ 16GB
- Quectel GPS patch with SMA jack
- 3x I2C accessory ports
- 4x20 LCD display
- 4x buttons
- Composite video
- 12V-30V DC in
- I2C ID EEPROM
- RTC with battery and ID
- USB switch for OTG access
- Multi-transaction, multi-translational USB backplane
- Bosch BMP388 Pressure Sensor
- ADC for solar and battery voltages
- Mini PCIe Slot for LTE (USB Mode Only)
- 802.11n WiFi USB module
- Iridium 9603 satellite port
- U.FL to SMA stress relief
- 5x Arduino ATMega32u4
- 5x RFM69 or RFM95 (FSK or LoRa)