The Development of a Noise and Weather Monitoring System using the Cellular Network

Neil Jepsen , Damian Ellerton

New Zealand Acoustics, 28(1), pp.37- 40 . (2015).

This paper describes some of the technical and other issues encountered in developing a noise and weather monitoring station. A System of 31 stations has been developed capable of measuring and reporting 1 second LAeq, LA50, LA90, LA95, LAmax, LAmin and one third octave band data, in real time, to a web server. Fifty SMS commands allow such things as remote calibration, noise alarms, and real time audio recording. The owner/ operator can ring a logger at any time and listen to the site microphone, and the server can be programmed to record audio when noise exceeds alarm limits