water depth sensing with sensors

Using an Ultrasonic Level Sensor

How an Ultrasonic Level Sensor Works In a nutshell, water depth sensing is using a sensor to measure the depth of water in a tank or container. Although various sensors can be used for this application, we will talk about ultrasonic sensor application. With ultrasonic sensors, we can find the water depth calculation by finding the…
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ultrasonic sensors for wireless sensor networks

Ultrasonic Sensors for Wireless Sensor Network Applications

Connecting the Internet of Things and the Real World There’s increasing popularity of the use of wireless networks as tech advances.  Wireless sensor networks (WSN)  allow the ability to collect data remotely for review.  We’ve already written about the Internet of Things (IoT), and it’s real-world applications.     In this article, we’ll cover exactly…
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INTERFACING ULTRASONIC SENSORS WITH A PIXHAWK OR ARDUPILOT MEGA (APM)

Interfacing an Ultrasonic Sensor with a Pixhawk or Ardupilot Mega [Tutorials]

Use an Ultrasonic Sensor with a Pixhawk or APM We’ve written quite a bit about how to use our sensors with Arduino and Raspberry Pi.  There are other microcontrollers to consider when developing your application. Other popular microcontrollers include the Pixhawk and the Ardupilot Mega (APM).   The Pixhawk is an independent, open-hardware project aiming…
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Guide to Tank Level Monitoring

How to Choose an Ultrasonic Tank Level Sensor

These are important factors to consider when mounting your sensor in a tank. Avoidance of obstructions – The wall of the tank or other obstructions in the tank will give inaccurate readings. Placement can affect readings – Our filtering protocol allows the sensor to prioritize large targets over small targets and noise. This is beneficial…
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