Carnegie Mellon | Robotics Institute | Field Robotics Center | USDA | Smart Farms
Sensorweb Header The node is a key component for the Wireless Sensor Netowrk (WSN). The node is responsible for reading sensor data and controlling irrigation.
Decagon Data Logger (i.e. Node) CMU Node
The Decagon nodes are reliable and designed for ease-of-use. Typical battery life is almost a full year using 5 AA batteries. The nR5-DC node self powers DC latching solenoids so that growers do not need to run any electrical lines for the solenoids and irrigation control (cost and time savings!).
The CMU nodes are a research platform that is not as reliable, but allows for testing new features and algorithms. Typical battery life is 4 months with 2 D batteries.