Component ratios / ranges
This section describes the ratios of sensors to Mesh Gateways and Mesh Gateways to Border Gateways. Ranges of the various Silvanet devices is also provided.
Component ratios and ranges can be illustrated as follows:
A single Mesh Gateway can support up to 100 Sensors while a single Border Gateway can support up to 20 Mesh Gateways.
|# of sensors to Mesh Gateways||100 : 1||Sensors : Mesh Gateway|
|# of Mesh Gateways to Border Gateways||20 : 1||Mesh Gateways : Border Gateway|
When determining the location of devices in a site, ensure sensors and gateways are well within range for sending and receiving messages.
Range values are dependent on Site topology such as hills, valleys, density of trees and structures in the forest deployment locations.
|Border Gateway to Mesh Gateways||2 km to 3 km|
|Mesh Gateway to Mesh Gateway||2 km to 3 km|
|Sensor to Mesh Gateway||1 km|
|Sensor gas detection||80 m to 100 m|