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TELEMETRY EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES TELEMETRY EQUIPMENT MODEL 5096/A2  

MODEL 5096/A2 : ALERT2 Real-Time Data Transmitter

General Description:

The HydroLynx Model 5096/A2 ALERT2 Data Transmitter uses the HydroLynx ALERT2 Encoder to transmit ALERT2 data reports; implementing the important design goals of ALERT2: which increases the data through-put and data flexibility while eliminating erroneous data reports. To achieve these goals, ALERT2 combines a high baud rate, state-of-the-art data encryption with Forward Error Correction (FEC), and Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) communications. The 5096/A2 ALERT2 Data Transmitter with the ALERT2 Encoder achieves these ALERT2 design goals.

High baud rate data transmissions allow the ALERT2 data packet to include more information than standard ALERT transmissions. The data content portion of the ALERT2 data packet is designed for format flexibility; this allows various data types to be included in ALERT2 data reports. To insure reliable data transmission, via RF communication paths at a high baud rate, the data packet must include advanced data encryption with FEC. The HydroLynx Systems ALERT2 Encoder provides this ALERT2 Protocol compliant data packet. ALERT2 TDMA communications eliminates the data report collisions inherent in standard ALERT communications. TDMA communications requires the addition of a GPS antenna/receiver to insure that the transmitter's clock keeps the ALERT2 data report within the allocated TDMA time slot.

The 5096/A2 is using the same logic board that has provided 25 years of reliable field performance in the 5096 models. The 5096 collects, processes, and transmits analog and digital sensor data. The 5096/A2 is still field-programmable through an RS-232 port and includes a full set of commands for data collection, data logging, and ALERT2 data transmission. With the ALERT2 data packet, the sensor data value may now be calibrated and reported in engineering units in 16 bit unsigned integer format: 0…65,535 or signed integer format -32767…32767 (ALERT format: 0…2047). The ALERT2 Station ID (SID) range has also increased to 1…65,534 (ALERT format: 0…8191). In addition to the increase in SID numbers, the ALERT2 data packet format includes individual sensors numbers (SN) for each station: 0…254. Both the SID and the SN are programmable values in the 5096A2 ALERT2 Data Transmitter.

Model 5096/A2-UP ALERT2 Upgrade

The Model 5096/A2-UP ALERT2 upgrade includes the HydroLynx Systems ALERT2 Encoder, a GPS antenna/receiver and a 9601-02 Version 5.X EPROM.

The HydroLynx Systems ALERT2 Encoder installed between the 9601 PCB and the radio provides an ALERT2 Protocol compliant data packet. The GPS antenna/receiver insures that the transmitter's clock keeps the ALERT2 data report within the allocated TDMA time slot. The Version 5.X EPROM along with the encoder upgrade allows the same 5096 models that have provided 25 years of reliable field performance to collect, process and transmit ALERT2 data.

HydroLynx Systems recommends including a 5033-0.3B Solar Panel along with an 18 amp/hr battery at all sites using the 5096/A2 ALERT2 Data Transmitter.

Contact HydroLynx Systems for additional information, procedures or details on the ALERT2 upgrade. ALERT2 technology has been licensed from Blue Water Design LLC.


MODEL 5096/A2 MODEL 5096/A2

MODEL 5096/A2 : SPECIFICATIONS

Environment
Operating temperature: -40 to 65 °C
Storage temperature: -60 to 75 °C
Operating humidity: 0 to 100% RH, non-condensing

Main Logic Board
Memory size: 96 Kbytes, CMOS EPROM - 64 Kb,
CMOS RAM - 32 Kb, battery backed
Manual controls: Reset switch, Test switch, Station ID
Diagnostic LEDS: Test error, power error, sensor power, TX-on,
test, run
Standby current: <300 µA (120 µA)
Supply voltage: 10.5 to 18.5 Vdc (12.2 to 14.5 Vdc battery
operated with radio)
Serial port baud rate: 300 (default), 1200, 2400, 4600, 9600
Transmitter baud rate: 300
CPU type: 80C196 (5MHz)
Clock: Real-time software clock
Digital inputs: 4 digital channels, up to 100 event triggers/second,
2 channels up/down accumulator,
2 channels up only with pre-divide counter.
Status inputs: 1 channel with 8 digital status lines.
Analog inputs: 8 analog ch. (10-bit resolution with ± 0.24%
non-linearity error), 7 ch. (0-5 Vdc),
1 chn. for battery voltage.
Analog supply voltages: Vbatt (12 Vdc nominal) non-switched,
+5 Vdc non-switched, Vsw (12 Vdc nominal) switched,
Vref (+5 Vdc) switched

Model 5096/A2-54, 88, 90, 81
Enclosure: Aluminum canister
Size: 8 in. diameter x 23 in. high
Weight: 19 lbs with battery
Shipping weight: 12 lbs (battery shipped separately)
Sensor inputs: Keyed MS male connectors
  5096/A2-54: 1 precipitation digital
  5096/A2-88: 1 precipitation digital, 1 water level digital
  5096/A2-90: 1 precipitation digital, 1 water level digital, 1 analog
  5096/A2-81: 1 precipitation digital, 1 water level digital,
1 wind speed digital, 1 counter digital, 7 analog
  5096STATUS: 8 digital status
Battery: 12 Vdc, 12 Amp-hour rechargeable gel cell
External 12 Vdc connector: 3 pin MS male connector for solar panel or
optional AC charger
Antenna: BNC female bulkhead
Serial console: 9 pin D-type RS232C Female connector
mounted on circuit board

Model 5096/A2-N
Enclosure: NEMA-4X fiberglass
Size: 13.6 in. x 11.5 in. 5.3 in.
Mounting holes: 12.75 in. x 8 in.
Weight: 16 lbs with battery
Shipping weight: 12 lbs (battery shipped separately)
Sensor inputs: Enclosure with 7 cable strain reliefs
Connections: Screw terminal interconnect PCB for
4 digital, 7 analog, and 8 digital status
or MS connector package
Battery: 12 Vdc, 7 Amp-hour rechargeable gel cell
Antenna: N-type female lightning arrestor
External 12 Vdc connector: 3 pin MS male connector for 12 Vdc input
Serial console: 9 pin D-type RS232C Female connector
mounted on circuit board


MODEL 5096/A2 : OPTIONS

RTR: Radio Link (Specify frequency)
5096STATUS: 10 pin MS Female Bulkhead Connector
5096RS232: 7 pin MS Male Bulkhead Connector
9601-xx-Vyy: Firmware Upgrade (Specify model and version)
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5096/A2-54
Transmitter in Round Canister

  • 1 Precipitation Input

5096/A2-88
Same as 5096/A2-54 with

  • 2 Digital Inputs

5096/A2-90
Same as 5096/A2-54 with

  • 2 Digital Inputs
  • 1 Analog Input

5096/A2-81
Same as 5096/A2-54 with

  • 7 Analog Inputs
  • 3 Digital Inputs

5096/A2-N
Transmitter in NEMA 4X Enclosure

5096/A2-UP
Alert2 Upgrade to existing 5096 Data Transmitter

5096STATUS
Status Input Connector

5096RS232
7 pin MS Male Bulkhead Connector

HydroLynx advises the use of an 18amp battery and a 300mA solar panel with ALERT2 units.


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