A prototype home-based environmental monitoring system

Cook, Michael, Myers, Trina, and Trevathan, Jarrod (2013) A prototype home-based environmental monitoring system. International Journal of Smart Home, 7 (6). pp. 393-407.

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An important step towards reducing humankind's reliance on unsustainable energy is by improving energy efficiency in a home or building. One solution to energy-intensive homes is to take environmental measurements in-house that can alert the owner of what rooms and conditions have high-energy waste (e.g., unnecessary air-conditioning or lighting). This paper describes the development and performance of a low-cost, easy-to-use and easy-to-maintain wireless sensor network suited for home environmental monitoring. Low-cost and ease-of-use are achieved through a single open-source software element developed for use on a home computer and a low-cost sensor node element that can be simply placed and turned on. Ease-of-maintenance is achieved by prolonging the sensor's battery life and minimising user interaction. Data is retrieved from the sensor and aggregated to central location automatically when the home PC/sink node is turned on. There is no further interaction is required by the user beyond initialising the application.

Item ID: 30551
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1975-4094
Keywords: wireless sensor networks; middleware integration platform; environmental monitoring; energy efficiency models
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Funders: Griffith University New Researcher Grant Scheme
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2014 01:34
FoR Codes: 08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080105 Expert Systems @ 50%
08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080110 Simulation and Modelling @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences @ 100%
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