posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 06:56 AM
Hello people..This is my first time on the research forum and I don't quite know understand the dynamics of what goes on over here, but nonetheless
I need help regarding a project of mine so Im just going to go ahead and explain....
Im working on a project for the which is investigating the internet as a suitable media for transmission of metereological data from remote
weather platforms. This is being investigated as an alternative to an existing satellite uplink downlink mechanism due to various reasons,namely
signal interference,and inavailability of data storage and backup.and also because it is a more expensive method.The proposal revolves around a
computer intelligence being present alongside a data gathering platform.To maintain simplicity of the project ,the computer proposed is a simple
desktop which uses a dial up modem to connect to the internet.The desktop mechanism is completely automated.i.e.a microcontroller based system gathers
and transmits this data to the desktop using a protocol like rs 232c.based on i/p data parameters,the desktop automatically activates its dialup
connection and sends the relevant data in the form of an email,to the destination email address.Hence an already existing telephone line and the
internet system can bypass the satellite system.
What I require in terms of assistance and information is the various protocols/methods that can be used to establish such connections and send an
email automatically .
Me and my colleagues have to write the relevant code to make such an automation possible.Hence choice of O.S,choice of tranfer protocols,etc,are
some of the ambiguities we need to sort out.If any ATS members are experts in this field,Or have relevant knowledge,then please help me out.
I am basically an electronics engineering student.Me and my colleagues have a decent knowledge of C programming and hence we would like to code at
the application level and not at the OS level.Also, if anybody can direct me to sites/fora where such ijnformation is available,then that would be