Environmental Monitoring: VoiceLink


 

VoiceLink is a system for autonomous nightingale song recording. It incorporated a number of cheap netbook computers spanning a wireless mesh network. Each netbook was capable of using few wired microphones for simultaneous nightingale song recording. The system was extended with a small embedded device based on an ARM microcontroller that could be easily placed very close to a nightingale nest. Management software supported reconfiguration of recording schedules and remote download of nightingale song records.

VoiceLink was deployed in 2010.

 

Impressions from the first VoiceLink deployment

 

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Relevant Publications


 

  • Marco Ziegert. Autonomous Wildlife Monitoring: Design, implementation, and evaluation of an embedded platform for nightingale song recording. Diploma thesis, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin. [Text as PDF]
  • Frank Beier. Autonomous Wildlife Monitoring: Design, implementation, and evaluation of a wireless solution for nightingale song recording. Diploma thesis, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin. [Text as PDF] [Slides as PDF]

 

 

Contact: Tomasz Naumowicz or Marco Ziegert