BCM 7800 - Base Control Module
The job of the BCM-7800 Base Control
Module is to operate as the control unit of the system at
the remote location: managing the system as a whole and the SCM
and SensorNodes individually. Through SensorCloud web access,
the user is able to remotely access, control, update, reconfigure
and manage the system from anywhere the web is available.
The BCM 7800 functions include:
monitoring the health of all sensors and
handling non-responsive units
sending commands and receiving data from
receiving user updates from a Central Unit
performing high-level data analysis, including
signal processing, time stamp synchronization, and MSDF
performing system wide updates
performing power management
node discovery and intelligent discovery
of UP addresses
synchronize clocks and manage watch-dog timer-based
processes algorithms to trigger real-time
manage backend communications
The BMC has open and flexible interface to ensure
that it can accommodate a wide range communications technologies.
The BCM has the knowledge of different communication interfaces
for transmitting the sensor data to the central monitoring unit.
Depending on resources in the area of deployment, it will have
the option of using a wireless cellular interface, a wire-line
communications (modem), a satellite communications, or the Joint
Tactical Radio System (JTRS) network. The module architecture
of the BMS will allow the backend communications module can be
Backend data communications can perform on a
pre-defined scheduled (near real-time) and/or event-based communications
(real-time). In schedule mode, each BCM can be programmed to transmit
data at a given time; however, if a critical fault is observed,
it will generate a high priority alarm for immediate transmission
to the central database for further processing through the Decision
Support System (DSS). Data on the BCM is encrypted.
The customized embedded software running on
the BCM is capable of running on a number of different Linux-based
microprocessors, depending on the best fit for the application.