USDA ARS Waste Lagoon Bouy Wind Data Logger 
This is a custom Wind Data Logger station built for the USDA ARS. The Wind Data Logger and solar panel will be on the shore of a animal sewage lagoon. The two anemometers and the temperature sensor will float on a buoy in the lagoon. There is a 200' submersible cable that connects the shore to the bouys.
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This is a custom Wind Data Logger station built for the USDA ARS. The Wind Data Logger and solar panel will be on the shore of a animal sewage lagoon. The two anemometers and the temperature sensor will float on a buoy in the lagoon. There is a 200' submersible cable that connects the shore to the bouys.
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10 watt solar panel on pole / wall mount.
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10 watt solar panel on pole / wall mount.
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Extremely rugged cable grips are used to prevent the underwater cable from being pulled out of the enclosure. The yellow Pelican case has clamps on its back to allow it to be attached to the same pole that supports the solar panel.
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Extremely rugged cable grips are used to prevent the underwater cable from being pulled out of the enclosure. The yellow Pelican case has clamps on its back to allow it to be attached to the same pole that supports the solar panel.
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Breakout box for underwater cable. This box joins the temperature sensor and two anemometers to the underwater cable. It also features a clamp on the back to allow it to be attached to the mast on the bouy.
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Breakout box for underwater cable. This box joins the temperature sensor and two anemometers to the underwater cable. It also features a clamp on the back to allow it to be attached to the mast on the bouy.
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Back view of the Wind Data Logger. The data logger, power board, and solar charge controller are shown.
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Back view of the Wind Data Logger. The data logger, power board, and solar charge controller are shown.
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Two RJ-45 breakout boards are used to convert the 18 gauge submersible wires to RJ-45 connectors. The battery is a 7 amp hour sealed battery.
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Two RJ-45 breakout boards are used to convert the 18 gauge submersible wires to RJ-45 connectors. The battery is a 7 amp hour sealed battery.
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"Here's a picture off the anemometer setup so far.  We're floating it
for a few days in clean water to make sure it doesn't leak.  When I
deploy the setup in a waste lagoon, I'll send you some new pictures."
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"Here's a picture off the anemometer setup so far. We're floating it
for a few days in clean water to make sure it doesn't leak. When I
deploy the setup in a waste lagoon, I'll send you some new pictures."
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The station installed in the waste lagoon.
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The station installed in the waste lagoon.
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