ARG Station: Empowering Efficiency with LoRaWAN Technology

The Rain Gauge Station – Model generates real-time data to help in flood warning, reservoir management, and any other application that calls for timely rainfall information. When there is a chance of flooding, the information from the Rain Gauges helps emergency management experts make decisions that can save both lives and property. These stations are typically used in weather, meteorology, and mesonet applications.

The Rain Gauge station has been constructed using the Davis Rain Gauge sensor. Rainwater flows into the collector cone, passes through a debris-filtering screen, and accumulates in the tipping spoon of the rain gauge. When the spoon accumulates a quantity of water equivalent to the collector's measuring increment (0.01" or 0.2 mm), it tips, triggering a switch closure. The rainwater drains through screened drains located at the collector's base. This collector is engineered for long-lasting, precise, and trouble-free performance. Its aerodynamic design minimizes rain catch reduction caused by strong winds. Both the body and base of the collector are constructed from durable, UV-resistant plastic.

The Rain Gauge Station is equipped with LoRaWAN connectivity, facilitating seamless data transmission at regular intervals to the centralized monitoring system over extended distances. This technology offers several advantages, including low power consumption, an expansive communication range, and adaptability to various environmental conditions. The entire system is powered by solar energy, ensuring sustainability and efficiency.

Technologies used

Hardware :- Davis Raingauge Sensor, C1 dev v1.0 board, Solar Panel , Solar charge controller, Li-ion Battery

Software :- STM32 cube IDE v1.12.0

Communication Technology:- LoRaWAN

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