GFZ German research centre for geo sciences

Different user-defined hardware and data loggers can be integrated and attached to the standard set of modules. A geodetic GNSS receiver is part of our basic set of pre-integrated hardware. The ROMPS are operated as tide gauges using e.g., OTT® data loggers, or as hydrometeorological stations using Campbel Scientific ® data recorders. In special installations, the operation of other hardware components like seismometers (using SeisComp3-Software), or surveillance cameras for glacier monitoring is also possible. Additional hardware can be integrated easily.

All hardware is powered trough a battery manager allowing individual controlled power on/off cycles. The power status as well as internal temperatures are monitored and provided as housekeeping data, allowing an effective station management. The station is operated by this management software that ensures the operation of the station (failover, disk and power status, data transmission, selftest, etc.) without human interaction. Individual sensor software components can be integrated easily.

Additionally, the stations have real-time monitoring capabilities (e.g. GNSS, Seismic) and can be operated as part of Early Warning Systems (e.g., in Indonesia, Oman).

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