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Development of a monitoring and control communication platform for energy efficiency of smart homes

Tsaniklidis Georgios

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Year 2016
Type of Item Diploma Work
Bibliographic Citation Georgios Tsaniklidis, "Development of a monitoring and control communication platform for energy efficiency of smart homes", Diploma Work, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece, 2016
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This paper discusses the implementation of an energy data monitoring platform of a smart home, using a computer or a smart phone device. It includes the circuit implementation and the programming of the sensors and actuators base stations, as well as, the programming of the user interface of the application, with the data acquisition mechanism.The data collected from the sensors, which are installed in the house’s rooms and displayed in the application, are the temperature, humidity, brightness, wind speed, air concentration of carbon dioxide and motion detection. These data may be, then, used to automate the operation of the house, along with the actuators.The actuators installed in the residence include lights, door and window motors and alarm speakers. The lights and the motors can, also, be controlled through the implemented platform, after the user has selected it through the application. For this capability, a basic protocol has been devised and implemented programmatically.The implemented platform can be extended and customized to accommodate any type of sensor and display the data to the user. This capability, coupled with the speed and performance, make the platform suitable not only for a smart home, but also for numerous other applications in the IoT field.

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