LORD Sensing Wireless Sensor Networks enable simultaneous, high-speed sensing and data aggregation from scalable sensor networks. Our wireless sensing systems are ideal for test and measurement, remote monitoring, system performance analysis, and embedded applications.

The gateways are the heart of the LORD Sensing wireless sensing system.  They coordinate and maintain wireless transmissions across a network of distributed wireless sensor nodes.  The LORD Sensing LXRS wireless communication protocol between LXRS nodes and gateways enable high-speed, synchronized sampling and lossless data throughput.

Users can easily program nodes for continuous, periodic burst, or event-triggered sampling with the software. The optional web-based SensorCloud interface optimizes data aggregation, analysis, presentation, and alerts for sensor data from remote networks.

 

Product Highlights

  • Data acquisition gateway collects synchronized data from scalable networks of wireless sensors
  • Provides seamless communication between the wireless sensor nodes and host computer
  • Quick deployment with host computer interface
  • Compatible with all LORD Sensing LXRS and 200 Series sensing nodes
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High Performance

  • Lossless data throughput and sampling of ±50 μS in LXRS-enabled modes
  • Wireless range up to 2 km (800 m typical)

Ease of Use

  • Easy out-of-the-box installation with data collection in minutes
  • Scalable networks for easy expansion
  • Remote configuration, acquisition, and display of sensor data with SensorConnect
  • Data visualization through web-based SensorCloud portal for quick data navigation and analysis
  • Easy custom integration with open-source, comprehensive communications and command library (API)
  • Thousands of sensors managed from a single gateway

Applications

  • Structural health monitoring
  • Equipment performance monitoring, verification, evaluation, and diagnostics
  • Test and measurement
  • System control
  • Environmental monitoring

Specifications

General

Connectivity

USB 2.0 virtual serial communication @ 3 mbps

Sampling

Supported node sampling modes

Synchronized, low duty cycle, continuous, periodic burst, event-triggered, and datalogging

Synchronization beacon interval

1 Hz beacon provides ± 50 μsec node-to-node synchronization

Synchronization beacon stability

± 3 ppm

Network capacity

Up to 2000 nodes per RF channel (and per gateway) depending on the number of active channels and sampling settings. Refer to the system bandwidth calculator:

http://www.microstrain.com/configure-your-system

Operating Parameters

Wireless communication range

 

Typical*

Ideal**

LXRS

1 km

2 km

LXRS+

400 m

1 km

Radio frequency (RF) transceiver carrier

License-free 2.405 to 2.480 GHz with 16 channels

RF communication protocol

IEEE 802.15.4 and Proprietary

RF transmit power

User-adjustable from 0 dBm to 20 dBm. Power output restricted regionally to operate within legal requirements

Power source

USB port: 5.0 V dc

Power consumption

50 mA; Eight active node channels operating at 256 Hz low duty cycle: 65.6 mA

Operating temperature

-40 °C to +85 °C

Physical Specifications

Dimensions

58.2 mm x 20.3 mm x 10.8 mm

Weight

17 grams

Integration

Connectors

Internal antenna: USB Type A male

External antenna: Reverse Polarity TNC Type (RP-TNC)

Compatible nodes

LORD Sensing LXRS and LXRS+ nodes

Firmware

Firmware upgradeable through software interface

Software

SensorConnect 7.0 or newer, Windows 7, 8 & 10 compatible

Software development

Open-source MicroStrain Communications Library (MSCL) with sample code available in C++, Python, and .NET formats, Labview (OS and computing platform independent)

http://www.microstrain.com/software/mscl

Regulatory compliance

FCC (U.S.), IC (Canada), CE (European Union)

*Actual range varies with conditions

**Measured with antennas elevated, no obstructions, no RF interferers.

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