Data collection framework for Research & Science

The Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) is a pioneer in digitalisation of research data acquisition processes. They use a FIELAX data collection framework to automatically collect data from various research platforms worldwide such as drift buoys in the Arctic, satellite base stations or moving vessels. The framework continuously collects so called “near real time” (NRT) data via protocols like FTP, SMB or IMAP. Regular expressions and filters help to specify only a subset of data files / emails to be downloaded. Post-processing scripts can be automatically triggered after a successful download. The framework is currently installed at AWI and on AWI’s research icebreaker RV “Polarstern” helping out there to acquire e. g. satellite-based ice concentration or meteorology maps. Read more...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our clients, partners and friends! We are glad we could support the following projects in 2016: Afghan Volunteer Women Association (Afghanischer Frauenverein e. V.) Mathematical Olympiad 2017 in Bremerhaven Findus – A Living Room with Culture & Food in Bremerhaven GAP (Geophysical Activity Program) in Muenster Read more...

Programmable converter box for serial data (RS232/RS422)

The German research icebreaker RV “Polarstern” now operates with programmable converter boxes by FIELAX. This box can read incoming serial data (interfaces RS232/RS422), convert/transform it by a programmable micro controller and output it serially. Multiple boxes have been installed on “Polarstern” to convert NMEA and binary data from a motion sensor to feed devices requiring specialised input telegram formats. Contractor was Reederei F. Laeisz GmbH. Read more...