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Design requirements sought from transport industry on a novel low power, extreme distance communication networking technology for transport

3-Sci Ltd — a Hampshire based company that produces the Wi-Corr wireless corrosion monitoring system - is currently working on a programme, part-funded by Innovate UK, aimed at evaluating the potential market take-up for a novel, low power demand, sensor network (called DAISEE) for monitoring transport infrastructure (road, rail and marine).

DAISEE is a long-life, extreme-distance, wireless communication system comprised of a series of miniature, autonomous transceivers relays important data from remote assets back to the end-user location.

For many applications, it is designed to be a more cost-effective alternative than Satcomms, cellular networks or the use of cabled or fibre optic systems. Transceiver unit costs are estimated to be under £50.

It also offers:

  • Long battery life approaching ten years, utilising power-efficient hardware and firmware.
  • Virtually no limit to the number of "nodes" in the system.
  • Large coverage (potentially hundreds of kilometres).

 

Online questionnaire

3-Sci has developed a questionnaire to collect some provisional design requirements for such a network with the aim of collating responses from a number of industries, of which transport is one.

The 3-Sci team would be extremely grateful if you could take 10-15 minutes to fill in an online questionnaire.

No personal or otherwise confidential information will be shared or published.

3-Sci will share the results of the survey in a summary report to any respondents who wish to receive it. Please state, when filling in your details, if you wish to receive a copy of the report.

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