Joseph M. Izen, Professor of Physics at the University of Texas at Dallas and CERN Scientific Associate at the time, contacted the FilesThuTheAirTM team with the task of providing a solution to measure the humidity of the IBL during its transportation.
The WiFi-TH+ sensors coupled with the FilesThruTheAirTM Cloud, were the perfect answer to the challenge Professor Izen and the IBL team were facing.
Continually-measured temperature and humidity, readings logged by FilesThruTheAir™ WiFi sensors are universally accessible from any Internet enabled device through the FilesThruTheAir™ cloud-based monitoring platform.
Each WiFi-TH+ sensor communicates via an existing WiFi connection, updating the data automatically to the Cloud periodically, providing maximum simplicity to the data gathering process.
A clever twist:
The area between the build zone and the final location in the shaft, or in the shaft itself, did not provide an existing WiFi infrastructure, so the FilesThruTheAirTM sensors were used in conjunction with a small 3G mobile router. Each WiFi-TH+ unit was modified to have external sensors which were placed inside the IBL
, with the main unit mounted on the outside. Professor Izen's
team easily configured the sensors to take readings every minute, to transmit directly to the FilesThruTheAirTM Cloud every five minutes, and to send email alerts to key personnel if any sensor measured over the critical 10% humidity.
The large, passive LCD displays were popular with the engineers as they could be easily read at a distance, even in daylight.
Once the move had successfully been completed, Professor Izen
Joseph M. Izen, Professor of Physics, University of Texas at Dallas and CERN Scientific Associate at the time.