× Solar Map

Calculator

This tool calculates your ShapeArray’s power requirements. Provide information about your Measurand-configured Earth Station enclosure and remote data monitoring plan to get a detailed breakdown of your instrument’s power requirements and the power available. Net positive power is needed for the battery to continue to operate over a period of time when coupled with a solar panel.

Step 1: Tell Us About Your Setup

The number of ShapeArrays employed in the monitoring system, the length of the ShapeArray, the number of samples collected, along with Earth Station enclosure communications equipment, all have an effect on the amount of power required to operate. Idle amps  and modem amps have considerable impact on your monitoring systems power requirements.

Run Time

Run Amps

Idle Amps

Modem Amps

Edit if switched off periodically. (idle Amps * onTime/offtime)

Power Usage

Step 2: Battery Charge

All Measurand-configured Earth Station enclosures contain a power source. The amount of energy stored in the battery, environmental conditions like temperature, and self discharge caused by internal chemical reactions, all affect the battery’s charge.

Battery Information

Battery capacity if fully charged
Self discharge per month (%)
Avg. ambient temperature °C

Step 3: Battery-Only Results

These results display the amount of time until the battery’s charge is emptied. Empty batteries may be recharged or swapped out to resume operation.

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Step 4: Tell Us About Your Solar Offset

Solar offset is the amount of energy generated by a solar power source, offsetting the total power requirement to operate. Many factors determine the amount of power generated by solar panels, including the size of the solar panels, the type of panels used, and the orientation and shading of solar panels.

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Step 5: Solar Power Energy Output

Is your solar panel properly sized and does it provide a net positive power usage?

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  • 1993

    The Beginning

    Measurand is established in Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • 1994

    Bend sensor development

    Measurand develops and patents fiber optic bend and position sensors for the medical and automotive sectors

    U.S. Patent 5,321,257

  • 1995

    Canadian Space Agency

    Receives funding from the CSA to develop sensor technology that ultimately leads to invention of ShapeTape

    U.S. Patent 5,633,494

  • 1999

    Patent on fiber optic sensor

    Measurand receives patent for "Fiber Optic Bending and Positioning Sensor" issued June 29, 1999

    Canadian Patent 2,073,162

  • 2001

    ShapeTape & ShapeHand debut

    Measurand designs and develops innovative motion capture technology

    U.S. Patent 6,127,672, 6,563,107

  • 2002

    Measurand Attends the ICPMG

    First contact with the geotechnical sector at the International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG)
  • 2004

    ShapeArray

    Design patent application sent about a new product designed to meet the specific needs of the geotechnical industry

    U.S. Patent 6,127,672, 6,563,107

  • 2005-08

    ShapeWrap

    Measurand debuts ShapeWrap motion capture technology for the film and animation industry

    U.S. Patent 7,296,363

  • 2006

    Malibu installation

    ShapeAccelArray installed for ground monitoring for the first time‚Äč in Malibu, CA

    Canadian Patent 2,472,421

  • 2007

    ShapeMRI

    Suite of instrumentation developed for motion capture within Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines

    U.S. Patent 7,296,363

  • 2011

    SAAScan launched

    Built for rapid deployment and repeated use

    Canadian Patent 2,472,421

  • 2014

    SAAX launched

    Purpose-built for heavy-duty horizontal installation

    Canadian application 2,815,199 & 2,815,195

  • 2017

    SAAV launched

    The only geotechnical instrument with a patented cyclical installation method

    Cyclical Sensor Array, Canadian application 2,815,199 & 2,911,175