A Novel Apparatus for Surveillance of Green Energy System Based on WSSs
Joy I. -Z. Chen, Yue Hsin Gien, Wen Bin Wu, Chieh Wen Liou
DOI: 10.4236/eng.2013.51A019   PDF    HTML   XML   3,463 Downloads   5,506 Views   Citations


The WSSs (wireless sensor systems) concept is applied to implement an uninterrupted solar energy surveillance system in this work. The completed system is comprised of three major sub-systems that include a charging sub-system, a control sub-system and a display sub-system. Based on several transmission standards, including Bluetooth, Wifi and Zigbee capability combined with wireless transmission techniques, the proposed surveillance system is designed for monitoring a solar energy system. The performance of the simulated WSSs is evaluated using statistical report results. The proposed surveillance system can be fully extended to several different kinds of applications, such as, health care and environmental inspection. The experimental measurement results significantly show that channel fading over the propagation channel dominates the developed system performance.

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J. Chen, Y. Gien, W. Wu and C. Liou, "A Novel Apparatus for Surveillance of Green Energy System Based on WSSs," Engineering, Vol. 5 No. 1A, 2013, pp. 135-140. doi: 10.4236/eng.2013.51A019.

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