School Project - Arduino Personal Locator Beacon Answered
Hi All, I'm currently in Year 12, undertaking my major design project.
I have chosen to design and produce an emergency survival kit that comes with an in-built personal locator beacon. The personal locator beacon must have the capability of transmitting geolocation data to emergency services for atleast 72 hours. It must be able to work in remote areas.
I have purchased a range of parts in order to help create this project, of which, I will list below.
- Arduino Uno r3 Development Board
- Arduino compatible Long Range LoRa Shield
- Arduino Compatible GPS Receiver Module
- 2600mAg Metallic Power Bank
- 5/5.8GHz 5dBi Wireless Networking Antenna
I have been experimenting with Ardunio & Components for a while and now understand the basics. I have managed to get the GPS module to work and receive geolocation data. However, I have only been able to do this when the Arduino is plugged in and powered by a computer. For my project, I need to be able to send geolocation data to a specific source, whilst on the go, in remote areas.
I plan to power my components by using a portable power pack (similar to a portable phone charger), however, I am unsure of how to program the gps module to send geolocation data to the long range shield, which will then send the geolcationd data to emergency services (it can be a proof of concept but it needs to be communicated to something such as a cell phone or a radio frequency).
I would really appreciate any advice or information that can help me develop this project or point me in the right direction.