Title: Implementation of broadband modem for sensor network in a sewage disposal plant

Authors: Soonho Jeong; Kyoungkun Lee; Jeongjin Kang; Jaesang Cha

Addresses: Department of Graduate School of NID Fusion Technology, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Seoul 139-743, Korea ' Intelligence and Robot Research Team, ETRI, Daejeon 305-700, Korea ' Department of Information and Communication, Dong Seoul College, Seongnam 461-714, Korea ' Department of Electronics & IT Media Eng., Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Seoul 139-743, Korea

Abstract: In this paper, we proposed the design and implementation of the broadband modem for sensor networks with WiFi and ZigBee combination to transmit sensor data in a sewage disposal plant. We collected sensor data to the broadband modem using ZigBee communication for integrated management server to transmit the sensor data used in the sewage disposal plant. Then, we built the system that transmitted collected sensor data in real-time to the integration management server via WiFi communication. The broadband modem for sensor networks improved control capabilities of the existing sewage disposal plant. It could be an efficient energy management tool. Accordingly, the Broadband Modem was expected to improve the energy efficiency of the sewage disposal plant.

Keywords: WiFi; ZigBee; broadband modems; sensor networks; sewage disposal plants; smart water grid; energy management; energy efficiency.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSNET.2014.066795

International Journal of Sensor Networks, 2014 Vol.16 No.3, pp.156 - 162

Received: 27 Feb 2014
Accepted: 03 Mar 2014

Published online: 06 Jan 2015 *

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