Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 8, Pages: 1-8
R. Varun Arvind*, R. Rohith Raj, R. Ranjithh Raj and N. Krishna Prakash
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Coimbatore - 641112, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected], [email protected], r[email protected], [email protected]
*Author for Correspondence
R. Varun Arvind Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Coimbatore - 641112, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected]
Background/Objectives: The advent of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have revolutionized the field of automation in many ways. This paper presents the implementation of one such WSN useful for industrial applications. Methods/ Statistical Analysis: The establishment of the WSN cluster using low cost MSP430 processor and RF transceivers is explained. This network could be easily modified to suit the needs of a particular process in an industry. Findings: A basic hardware system comprising of a cluster having five nodes is tested with real time control signals. Such a network was found to be reliable, low cost and low power consuming. This cluster can be duplicated and such clusters can be integrated with the use of gateways to form a large network to monitor and control the various processes in an industry simultaneously. In the consumer end, these networks will be more user friendly and available at low cost. Applications/Improvements: The WSN clusters can be used for automation of various industries with the possibility of easy modification or expansion in the future.
Keywords: Actuation, Industrial Automation, Sensing, Wireless, WSN, Wireless Cluster
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