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Wind And Solar Communications Node


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An inexpensive communications network that brings internet connectivity to remote locations. Nodes are powered by a home-built wind turbine and a solar panel which enables Wi-Fi and VOIP connectivity.

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Wind And Solar Communications Node

  1. 1. Wind and Solar Communications Node<br />Daniel Lampie<br />David Brenner<br />
  2. 2. Location<br />Actual Project<br />
  3. 3. How it Works<br />
  4. 4. Electronics<br /><ul><li> Wi-Fi Router
  5. 5. Charge Controller
  6. 6. Power Meter
  7. 7. Batteries
  8. 8. VOIP</li></li></ul><li>Charge Controller<br />Prevents the batteries from over charging<br />Once the voltage across the batteries hits a set level (13.7v), power is sent to a set of power resistors until the voltage drops<br />
  9. 9. Power Meter<br /><ul><li>Monitors current flow to batteries and sends data to a remote server</li></li></ul><li>Power Meter<br /><ul><li>Web Site makes it easy to view power data</li></ul>Website<br />Server Code<br />
  10. 10. Wireless<br /><ul><li> Utilizes Wi-Fi Based Equipment
  11. 11. Inexpensive
  12. 12. High Performance
  13. 13. Uses two Linksys WRT54G Wi-Fi Routers
  14. 14. Uses DDWRT Firmware for more flexibility
  15. 15. One in AP Mode with 8dBi Panel Antenna
  16. 16. One in Repeater Mode with 19dBi Parabolic Antenna </li></ul>¼ Mile Link<br />
  17. 17. VOIP<br />Enables Free Voice Calling<br />Allows the communication node to become a wireless phone booth<br />Utilizes Google Voice for free incoming calls<br />VOIP Server<br />VOIP to Analog<br />Phone Adapter<br />
  18. 18. Innovative Applications<br />Third World Rural Locations<br />Extend Internet connectivity from urban areas to rural areas<br />Connect villages together <br />
  19. 19. Innovative Applications<br />National Parks<br />Provides up-to-date weather and trail information<br />Many parks do not provide reliable cell phone coverage<br />Hiking fatalities can be prevented by alerting hikers of potential trail and weather danger<br />
  20. 20. Innovative Applications<br />Disaster Recovery<br />Quickly deployable and inexpensive communications network<br />Self sustainable –> no need for diesel generators or any other infrastructure that could have been destroyed<br />
  21. 21. Team Work<br />Key to Project’s Success<br />Dan is very knowledgeable of wireless communications and networking<br />Dave is knowledgeable of embedded and high-level programming for the microcontroller and server<br />Worked together extensively to solve the mechanical and electrical aspects of the project<br />
  22. 22. Q & A<br />