I need some help figuring out a direction with this project. My background is in computer science but I have never worked with Arduino’s before. I have very little “computer engineering” experience but I am a quick learner.
I have attached a diagram for a better explanation.
What I am wanting to accomplish:
Wireless transmission of diagnostic data from a field unit to a base receiver in a maintenance building. I need to have field units transmitting sensor data back to the maintenance building in real time (or near real time) to proactively monitor issues with the field unit. Field units can be up to a mile away from the maintenance building.
Initial sensors I would like to use:
Tire Pressure (3 - 4 tires for each unit)
Temperature (for engine)
Each field unit needs to have a unique identifier and transmit the sensor data back to the base station to some type of log file. I would prefer to use a MS SQL database but am open to other options (including flat file databases). Once I can get the data back to a database, I can handle the programming of the diagnostic software.
Is this something Arduino can do efficiently and effectively (including cost)? If so, could you point me in the right direction to get started? If not, then can you point me in the right direction to get started :).
Thanks a bunch!
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