Energy-efficient wireless temperature sensoring for smart building applications


Conference Paper

© 2016 IEEE. Building energy accounts for large amount of the total energy consumption, and smart building energy control leads to high energy efficiency and significant energy savings. For energy-efficient smart building applications, accurate and robust measurement of temperature via emerging wireless sensor network is imperative. Many of the temperature sensors are battery-operated. As a result, it is crucial to reduce the power of those sensor nodes without sacrificing performance and accuracy. In this paper, we propose a ZigBee-based wireless network for temperature sensoring that can monitor the change of temperature in a number of distributed sensor nodes. We properly adjust the sampling period and show that the power consumption can be reduced so that the sensor can operate for a longer lifetime with sufficient accuracy. The distributed sensor nodes will gather temperature data and transmit it to central controller for further processing and intelligent thermal control. The practical implementation based on TI chips show that this sensor network for predicting temperature only causes an error of less than 1°C in different situations. The relative errors in transmission in our experiment are less than 4%, and in most cases are lower than 2%. Besides, the power consumption of this wireless sensor network can be reduced with a very minute quantity by improving data gathering and sampling period.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chen, X; Chen, HB; Ma, W; Li, X; Tan, SXD

Published Date

  • July 31, 2017

Published In

  • 2016 13th Ieee International Conference on Solid State and Integrated Circuit Technology, Icsict 2016 Proceedings

Start / End Page

  • 680 - 683

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781467397179

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/ICSICT.2016.7999010

Citation Source

  • Scopus