S153 Evaluation of a New Low-cost Instrument Package: The Texas Instruments SensorTag

Sunday, 22 January 2017
4E (Washington State Convention Center )
Christian K. Landry, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and T. W. Spencer, T. Fenske, L. J. Campbell, M. Martin, J. Milton, D. Grabbs Jr., D. T. Conlee, and T. Logan

As part of the Student Operated ADRAD Project (SOAP) summer research program, the Texas Instruments (TI) SensorTag, a prototyping product to encourage Internet of Things (IOT) development, was investigated to evaluate its meteorological observation utility.   The SensorTag is miniaturized bundle of sensors including barometer, thermometer, infrared thermometer, humidity sensor, light meter, and motion sensors.   This product may represent a cost effective (< $30) way to sense basic atmospheric conditions for both science applications and the general public.   For this study,  SensorTags are assessed for meteorological accuracy by comparison to calibrated reference instruments in different conditions.   The practical implementation and potential uses are also explored.
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