1st International ICST Conference on Ambient Media and Systems

Research Article

The Development of Wireless Sensor System for Pressure and Temperature Signals Monitoring

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.AMBISYS2008.2884,
        author={Essa Jafer and Khalil Arshak},
        title={The Development of Wireless Sensor System for Pressure and Temperature Signals Monitoring},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Conference on Ambient Media and Systems},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={AMBI-SYS},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={Wireless sensors System monitoring Pressure Temperature.},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.AMBISYS2008.2884}
    }
    
  • Essa Jafer
    Khalil Arshak
    Year: 2010
    The Development of Wireless Sensor System for Pressure and Temperature Signals Monitoring
    AMBI-SYS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.AMBISYS2008.2884
Essa Jafer1,*, Khalil Arshak1,*
  • 1: University of Limerick, College of Informatics and Electronics, Limerick, Ireland 353- (0)61-202267
*Contact email: Essa.jafer@ul.ie, Khalil.Arshak@ul.ie

Abstract

In this work, a design of wireless system for multi-sensors monitoring has been presented. The main purpose of this research is to develop an efficient telemetry system for measuring water pressure and temperature signals. The system reads data from two types of sensors, resistive and capacitive. Anderson circuit configuration has been used for the resistive sensor, since it offers linear like behavior. The capacitive interface is based on capacitance-frequency-voltage conversion that uses phase lock loop (PLL) to convert the frequency to voltage. A developed pressure sensors based on polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) was used to evaluate the performance of the capacitive interface. Two mechanisms have been adopted to reduce the overall power consumption. These are power scheduling and wakeup circuit for the capacitive interface. The first one is implemented fully by the micro-controller unit (MCU) in order to switch on/off all the system units. A wakeup circuit has been designed to interrupt the MCU when it is in the sleep mode and the capacitive samples are changing significantly. A platform for wireless sensor network (WSN) has been developed so that the receiver side can communicate with more than one sensor node.