Three different systems were considered and one system was ruled out. The three systems considered were the Swarm microsat network, cheap data SIM cards, and a LORA/WLAN/Zigbee/Z-Wave/etc. based custom system. The one solution that was ruled out was the Swarm microsat network as the associated costs are too expensive–at least $2,250 is required for the purchasing of the modules. Currently, the custom system option is being explored as there is already some form of RF hardware in the lab.