The remote monitoring system
[RMS] consists of a radio and computer driven by a script to
automatically collect and encode sound samples and spectrum
occupancy information. Data collected by each RMS is then sent to
a central server via email and made available on a webpage.
There are more than 78 RMSs located on every continent in strategic
locations from San Jose to Shanghai. You can find a map with RMS
Your key to accessing sounds and scans from IBB's remote monitoring system is RMS_Web ... an intuitive, database-like interface that provides a powerful way to 'drill down' into almost any subset of RMS data. Tutorials on using RMS_Web to retreive sounds and scans are available but we encourage you to experiment.
Each RMS collects 4 kinds of data.
|scans are graphical views of spectrum occupancy. We collect two single-pass scans of each international broadcast band from 6 to 21 MHz each 30 minutes, 24 hours/day. Access to these scans is obtained via RMS_Web. Sample bandscan.||sounds are MPEG4-encoded samples of actual reception in the location of a given RMS. Samples are typically between 15 and 30 seconds long and can be selected through a query process using RMS_Web. Sample sound -- make sure you have a QuickTime player and plug-in.|
|logs are text files kept for each RMS. They are used to make sure RMSs are doing what we expect them to do and to help us diagnose problems when they occur.||scripts are what tell the RMS what to do and when to do it. The most common script events are bandscan, sound and email.|