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Researchers Use NI LabVIEW and NI CompactRIO to Perform Environmental Monitoring in the Costa Rican Rain Forest

The NIMS measurement unit using CompactRIO and LabVIEW traverses on a cable between towers at the La Selva Biological Station.

"Because of the flexibility of LabVIEW, we can configure measurement types, select channels, and even add scaling from a laptop connected to the system. "

- Dr. William Kaiser, Department of Electrical Engineering, UCLA

The Challenge:
Supporting a wide range of wireless environmental measurements using a single device that provides robotic control, remote configuration, and data sharing over the Web for a measurement system that researchers use to characterize the forest understory microclimate and fluxes of carbon between the rain forest floor and the atmosphere.

The Solution:
Using NI LabVIEW software and NI CompactRIO hardware, we developed a wireless sensor system that collects a variety of environmental measurements, offers remote configuration capabilities, permits future expansion, and gives researchers around the world access to the measurements over the Internet.

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