Hawaiian Volcano 

HVO/RVTS-1: A Prototype Remote Video Telemetry System for Monitoring the Kilauea East Rift Zone Eruption, 1997

Carl R. Thornber1 1997 USGS Open-File Report 97-537

1U.S. Geological Survey, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Hawaii National Park, HI 96718-0051

This report is preliminary and has not been reviewed for conformity with the U.S. Geological Survey editorial standards (or with the North American Stratigraphic Code). Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


General Overview of the System

The Video Telemetry Array

The Remote Transmission Site
The Remote Transmitter Hub
The Remote Camera Sites

The Repeater Site

The Receiver site
Deployment Tactics and Results: April-September 1997
Remote Transmitter Site A (May 5 - August 12, 1997)
Remote Transmitter Site B (May 12 - August 22, 1997)
Remote Transmitter Site C (August 22 - September 30, 1997)

Conclusions and Recommendations


Figure 1. The Video Telemetry array

Figure 2a. Transmitter Site Equipment Setup - Transmitter Hub

Figure 2b. Transmitter Site Equipment Setup - Transmitter Instrument Package

Figure 3. Camera sites at Pu`u `O`o

Figure 4. Remote Camera site A2 and sample images

Figure 5. Remote Camera site B1 and sample images

Figure 6. Remote Camera site B2 & B3 and sample images

Figure 7. Remote Camera site C2&C3 and sample images

Table 1. Equipment deployed at remote transmitter hub
Table 2. Equipment deployed at remote camera sites
Table 3. Equipment deployed at repeater site
Table 4. Receiver hub equipment at HVO
Table 5. Summary of remote camera deployment from April - September 1997

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