"WindFi" - a renewable powered base station for rural broadband

Colin Mcguire, Malcolm Ronald Brew, Faisal Darbari, Stephan Weiss, Robert Stewart

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The HopScotch rural wireless broadband access test bed uses a network of low power base stations, powered by renewable energy sources to provide a low-cost rural broadband solution. In this paper we discuss the low power design aspects of the HopScotch base station and the impact on the required generation potential of renewable sources, battery bank sizing and the use of tracking PV arrays.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 19th International conference on systems, signals and image processing (IWSSIP)
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781457721915
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event19th International Conference on Systems, Signals, and Image Processing - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 11 Apr 201213 Apr 2012


Conference19th International Conference on Systems, Signals, and Image Processing


  • windfi
  • renewable powered
  • base station
  • rural broadband

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