Mobile network architecture of the long-range WindScanner system

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Vasiljevic, Nikola ; Lea, Guillaume ; Hansen, Per ; Jensen, Henrik M. (2016)
  • Publisher: DTU Wind Energy
  • Subject: DTU Wind Energy E-0105 | DTU Wind Energy E-105

In this report we have presented the network architecture of the long-range WindScanner system that allows utilization of mobile network connections without the use of static public IP addresses. The architecture mitigates the issues of additional fees and contractual obligations that are linked to the acquisition of the mobile network connections with static public IP addresses. The architecture consists of a hardware VPN solution based on the network appliances Z1 and MX60 from Cisco Meraki with additional 3G or 4G dongles. With the presented network architecture and appropriate configuration, we fulfill the requirements of running the long-range WindScanner system using a mobile network such as 3G. This architecture allows us to have the WindScanners and the master computer in different geographical locations, and in general facilitates deployments of the long-range WindScanner system.<br/>
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