Intrinsically Safe Wireless Sensor Network

Our customer required a communications system to reliably deliver data from a number of sensors situated on an oil platform. A2E developed a wireless multi-hop network based on a low power proprietary 2.4GHz protocol. The heart of the system is an Analog Devices Blackfin DSP device which offers very low power performance. Benefits to the customer are extremely long battery life due to the low power design, reliable transmission of data due to the guaranteed mesh network performance even in an environment with large metallic structures and peace of mind due to the intrinsically safe design.