Fangzheng Liu

HexSense is a kind of sensor node that can be ballistically deployed to the desired area and collect data of interest. Each sensor node is a modular design and can carry different sensor payloads.

After being deployed on the ground, the sensor node can automatically stand up and make sure the body of the sensor node stands off the ground which guarantees a good line of sight for wireless connections.

During July, one HexSense sensor node was deployed to Svalbard in the Arctic area. This sensor node is equipped with multiple environmental sensors, including an optical spectral color sensor, temperature sensor, and humidity sensor. 

We hope the HexSense could be a useful tool for people collecting data from areas that potentially hold interesting data but are hard-to-reach.