I am deploying RS and RB instruments at Kennedy Space Center and I have no experience with cellular telemetry.
I’m wondering if anybody recommends a particular (low power) cellular modem?
The only cellular service that works reasonable well there is AT&T (GSM).
I did have a RS there for a few months in 2018. My setup was simple. A 60-W solar panel feeding into a pelican case that contained a Genasun 12 V solar regulator charging a LiFePO4 20-Ah battery. Then a 12-V to 5-V DC converter powering the RS. It worked fine.
I would plan to do the same again, but connect a cellular modem to the RS ethernet or USB socket. Could something like this work:
NETGEAR Beam 340U 4G LTE AirCard USB Mobile Broadband Modem (AT&T)
Or would I need something more like this:
Sierra Wireless AirLink Raven RV50 Industrial LTE Gateway with Ethernet/Serial/USB/GPS