The SINUNI Sensor Network Workshop
The SINUNI sensor network workshop will be a hands-on presentation of the SINUNI system, currently under development by the Arctic Perspective Initiative and the SYSTEMICS lab at the University of California in Santa Barbara.
The workshop will be led by two of the developers of the system, Kon-Hyong Kim and Muhammad Hafiz Wan Rosli and will comprise the presentation of the SINUNI architecture and a hands on section, including the implementation of the network and its solutions in the context of the Time’s Up gardening endeavors - especially the Non-Green-Gardening project by Natalia Borissova.
In 2010 and 2011 API developed and for the first time experimentally deployed a robust open hardware sensor network and communication system, the ᐅᓂᓗᖑᒪᓂᓗᒥ ᓴᒥᓴᖑᒪᒥᓗᒥ ᓴᓂᔨᓂᓗᓂᒥᑭᒥᑎᓂ (SILAMILU NUNAMULU NIPILIURUTI) or ᐅᓂᓴᒥᓴᓂ (SINUNI).
The SINUNI is an extremely low power, compact, modular and waterproof portable computing and recording family of devices, based on the Arduino architectures implementing a true mesh networking capability through low power radio and precise geo-location. It’s modular sensor architecture records basic meteorological, position and movement data, but it can be outfitted with an array of sensors as diverse as water turbidity, temperature, salinity and p.e. light quality and structure measurements. The open standards used in the software and hardware development ensure that the system can be built, modified and replicated. The units will also enable geo-located audio recording and wildlife observations and note taking through a simple, robust and intuitive interface.
In the context of the RESILIENTS project, SINUNI will serve as a sensor device of choice for recording field work data and travels, but version of it can be implemented at fixed locations, to monitor soil and nutrients conditions in the RESILIENT gardens.