The HUGHES9502 is a packaged solution for adding real-time IP communications to a remote station. Using the Inmarsat Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) to provide reliable end-to-end IP connectivity, the Hughes 9502 terminal makes it easy to connect to a remote station with Campbell Scientific software or with the many IP protocols supported by our hardware. If cellular communications would be a perfect solution for an application, but the station is outside the area of cellular coverage, the Hughes 9502 is likely a great alternative.
The HUGHES9502 package includes all the hardware needed to get started. Simply add a power source and Ethernet-capable data logger or peripheral, and then provision the terminal with a data plan. The HUGHES9502 kit includes the Hughes 9502 terminal, directional antenna, antenna cable, all mounting hardware, and all the cables needed to connect the terminal to the data logger and power supply.
Note: The HUGHES9502 does not offer an omni/mobile antenna connection.Read More
The Inmarsat Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) satellite network consists of three geostationary satellites: I-4 Asia Pacific, I-4 EMEA and I-4 Americas, which provide satellite data services around the world. A geostationary satellite does not change its position in the sky, allowing terminals to use much lower transmission power combined with a directional antenna, making low-power satellite services feasible. Because it uses L-band frequencies (1518 to 1675 MHz), the BGAN service is largely unaffected by rain fade, which causes signal degradation in some satellite systems.
Stations using the Hughes 9502 must provide the flat, directional antenna with a good view of the southern (Northern Hemisphere) or northern (Southern Hemisphere) sky. Stations should be located between +75° and -75° latitude. Stations located at the extreme latitudes will need a better view of the horizon at low angles and are more susceptible to line-of-sight issues introduced by nearby buildings or mountains.
There are also multiple methods for addressing average power consumption. The unit can idle in a low-power state or easily be put to sleep under data logger control. Therefore, the Hughes 9502 can be a good fit for stations with a sensitive power budget.
The 31447 HUGHES9502 Parts Included Kit that ships with the HUGHES9502 includes the following:
Information provided by Inmarsat: "Send data using BGAN Standard IP at a rate of up to 448kbps with a low latency from 800* milliseconds, assuring real-time visibility of critical data."
* "Please note latency is dependent on the end-to-end routing and this figure cannot be guaranteed."
Campbell Scientific has observed the following:
Note: Data transfer speeds can vary depending on location, signal strength, and the protocol used.
|Nominal Input Voltage||+12 Vdc or +24 Vdc|
|SIM Card Type||USIM|
|Water & Dust Ingress Protection Rating||IP-40 Compliant|
|Operating Temperature Range||-40° to +75°C|
|Storage Temperature Range||-55° to +75°C|
|Humidity Tolerance||95% RH (at +40°C)|
|Dimensions||150 x 200 x 45 mm (5.9 x 7.87 x 1.77 in.)|
|Weight||1.12 kg (2.47 lb)|
|Satellite Transmit||1626.5 to 1675 MHz|
|Satellite Receive||1518 to 1559 MHz|
|GPS||1574.42 to 1576.42 MHz|
|Transmit||< 20 W peak|
|Narrow Beam without Transmit||4 W|
|Idle (Regional Beam)||< 1 W|
|Sleep (Wake on Ethernet Packet)||< 10 mW (@ 12 Vdc)|
|Off, GPIO Sleep Pin Control||< 3 mW (@ 12 Vdc)|
|Power Input||Screw terminal, reverse polarity protected|
|Antenna Connector||TNC jack|
|Ethernet||10BaseT, RJ45 connector (used for data logger or PC communications)|
|USB Connector||Type B (used for PC communications)|
|RS-232 Connector||GNSS DB9 (used for GPIO sleep pin control)|
|Wind Loading||Survival wind loading up to 160.93 kph (100 mph)|
|Water & Dust Ingress Protection Rating||IP-65 Compliant|
|Cable Connectors||Type N male-to-type N male (Type N-to-TNC adapter included for antenna-to-terminal connection)|
|Cable Length||10 m (30 ft)|
|Dimensions||38.5 x 38.5 x 3.3 cm (15.2 x 15.2 x 1.3 in.) without mount|
|Weight||1.85 kg (4.08 lb) without mount|
The HUGHES9502 can directly connect to the Ethernet port on a CR310, CR6, CR1000X, or CR9000X datalogger. Other data loggers require an Ethernet interface such as the NL201, NL116, or NL121 to connect the HUGHES9502. The HUGHES9502 also requires SIM card activation and a data service plan, such as used by a cellular telephone or Iridium satellite modem.
Use of the Hughes 9502 requires a BGAN/M2M service agreement with an Inmarsat service provider. When choosing a provider, evaluate their service while comparing costs. Most plans have a monthly base service fee for each subscriber, as well as charges for the amount of airtime or data used. Contact Campbell Scientific for more information about communications or assistance in locating a provider.