SuomiNet - Cost-Share Information
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NSF Cost-Share will be used to reduce university costs for acquiring the required, high-quality GPS receivers and computers configured for data collection and dissemination using well established methodologies for data distribution via the Internet.
The University Cost-Share (for atmospheric applications) includes a surface meteorological package, cabling, lightning protection, and a reliable power source. The estimated total cost of this equipment is less than $6,000. If a university decides to also use its SuomiNet site for geodetic applications, the university will be responsible for the additional costs of geodetic monumentation and related expenses. University cost share also includes in kind costs (faculty, staff and student time) for installation of the equipment, provision of Internet connection for the dedicated computer, and operation and upkeep of the SuomiNet site for five years. Participants purchase this equipment directly from the vendors and all warranty agreements are directly between the participant and vendor.
Equipment to be purchased with cost-share
Dual frequency GPS receiver, antenna, and system computer.
University Participant Must Purchase:
|Required for All Sites|
|Qty||Item Name||Part Number||Suggested Vendor||Price|
|1||Surface meteorological sensor||3 options||Paroscientific or Vaisala||$3100-$5415|
|1||GPS Receiver Lightning Protector*||
Huber Suhner 3402.17.K W/73z-0-0-48
CW Swift & Associates
|1||Lightning Protector Bracket*||243951||Andrew Corporation||$20.00|
|1||Serial Surge Protector||APC PS9-DCE||MicroWarehouse||$20.00|
|1||DB9 Male to Female Serial Cable|
|*Not required for lightning free geographic locations.|
C.W. Swift & Associates
15216 Burbank Blvd.
|Required for Radio Modem Sites|
|Qty||Item||Part Number||Suggested Vendor||Unit Price|
|2||FreeWave 900 MHz radio modem||DGR-115R||FreeWave||~$1,170|
|Includes: 110VAC power supply|
|Includes: DB9 serial cable|
|2||Yagi directional antenna||EAN0906YB||FreeWave||$67.50|
|2||N male - N male antenna cable||various||FreeWave||contact FreeWave|
|1||DB9 null modem adapter|
|1||DB9 male-male adapter|
FreeWave parts available from:
FreeWave Technologies, Inc.
1880 South Flatiron Court
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 786-9948 fax
|Options for Geodetic and Remote Sites|
|Two Hour Receiver/Computer Back-up Power Supply (110V)||BP1400||MicroWarehouse||$600.00|