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The Fleck series  of nodes have been developed at CSIRO ICT Centre, and have primarily been used for Agriculture and Environmental applications. To date, there have been 3 Flecks developed, each as an update of the previous version.
The Fleck3 shown here improves upon its two predecessors by introducing new and improved radio functions, memory upgrades, better power characteristics and a smaller form factor.
Nordic 905 (nRF905) radio transceiver
Atmel Atmega 128 processor
|Storage:|| *1 Megabyte external memory (upgradeable to 4Mb)
- Environmental Monitoring
- Water Monitoring
- Energy monitoring and control
Fleck3 has an improved power supply that supports:
- both rechargeable batteries and super capacitors
- overcharge protection of rechargeable batteries
The power supply operates down to 1.3V, allowing it to scavenge almost all energy from a pair of AA rechargeable batteries. Supplemental to the rechargeable batteries, the Fleck contains solar power charger circuitry allows the Fleck to harness the energy from the sun for a longer life span.
- Fleck Operating System (FOS) - a cooperative thread-based operating system for the Fleck wireless sensor module
- Wireless Sensor and Actuator Network: two-year progress report
- Keeping check with flecks
- CSIRO ICT Centre - the developers of fleck
- The Sensor Network Museumtm - Flecktm series
- The Powercom Group - The group looking after the commericial release of fleck
- P. Corke, R. Peterson, and D. Rus. Localization and navigation assisted by cooperating networked sensors and robots. Int. J. Robotics Research, 24(9):771–786, Oct. 2005.
- Z.Butler, P. Corke, R. Peterson, and D. Rus. From robots to animals: Virtual fences for controlling cattle. Int. J. Robotics Research, 25(5-6):485–508, may 2006.
- G.Bishop-Hurley, D. Swain, D. Anderson, and P. Corke. What constitutes a reliable cue to stop animal movement? In 59th Annual Meeting. Soc. Rangelands Management, Feb. 2006.
- Y. Guo, G. Poulton, P. Corke, G. Bishop-Hurley, T. Wark, and D. Swain. Analysis and modelling of live-stock behaviour using wireless sensor devices. In G. J. Bishop-Hurley, editor, Proc of the Spatial Grazing Behaviour Workshop, pages 39–50, J.M. Rendel Laboratory, Rockhampton, jun 2006. CSIRO.