Authors: Scott, PC; Paretas‐Martinez, J; Pérez‐Arcas, J; Malcolm, KR


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Scott, PC, Paretas‐Martinez, J, Pérez‐Arcas, J & Malcolm, KR 2015, 'Wireless data collection systems in the real world', in PM Dight (ed.), FMGM 2015: Proceedings of the Ninth Symposium on Field Measurements in Geomechanics, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 249-260,

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In the past, the instrumentation and monitoring component of any project was carried out manually. With the introduction of dataloggers, the transformation of how the data was collected, delivered and presented improved a quantum leap with near real time readings becoming possible and alarms being triggered. But in so doing, it did present an issue with massive cable runs being required to link all sensors to the system. These took a long time to install and were always difficult for the contractor to avoid damaging. This paper will present the next generation of data collection through two different wireless systems each with their own unique capabilities. Firstly the Rippa wireless system where case studies in the Perth City Rail Link Project as well as the Gateway Project will be presented. Secondly, the Loadsensing mesh networked wireless system will be presented which has been successfully utilised in the Perth City Bus and Roy Hill Projects. The details of each system will be examined in detail along with the applications and case studies. In conclusion, the future of the wireless data collection systems will be discussed.

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