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Online Remote Control of a Wireless Home Automation Network

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Wade, John, Santos, Jose and Evans, Noel (2009) Online Remote Control of a Wireless Home Automation Network. International Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence, 1 (3). pp. 39-52. [Journal article]

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DOI: Page Range 39-52

Abstract

Embedded systems within home appliances are not usually manufactured to operate in a networked environment; connecting supplementary hardware/software systems through a wireless, PC-controlled medium is necessary to enable full, efficient control of their functions from a remote location. Access to the home's central PC may be gained via a local web server, giving Internet-based control from almost anywhere in the world. The proposed system constitutes a significant improvement over those discussed in the literature to date, and reviewed here. It enables complex-appliance control in a secure and reliable portable-wireless environment, and was developed using ASPNet. The system was assessed for Received Signal Strength (RSS) in an environment more radio-hostile than that found in a typical household. The minimum RF level found at a transfer rate of 9.6 kbps was 8 dB above the receiver's quoted sensitivity of -103 dBm: this fading margin will increase in a normal household environment.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Home Automation Network, Microcontrollers, Wireless Sensor Networks
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Intelligent Systems
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
ID Code:10066
Deposited By:Dr Jose Santos
Deposited On:04 Feb 2010 17:29
Last Modified:25 Mar 2011 10:31

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