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Title: Designing a wireless sensor with ultra-capacitor and PV microcell for smart building energy management

Authors: Fernando Del Ama Gonzalo; Belén Moreno Santamaria; Juan Antonio Hernández Ramos

Addresses: School of Engineering, American University of Ras Al Khaimah, P.O. Box: 10021, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE ' School of Aeronautics and Space Engineering, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain ' School of Aeronautics and Space Engineering, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain

Abstract: Building owners face a number of challenges, as they search for ways to reduce energy consumption, lower operating costs, and manage modern technology and systems. A research group from Aerospace School of Madrid has addressed these aims by developing a real-time building management system that consists of a plurality of transmitter nodes, a central controller, and a user interface. Monitoring, control, and actuation systems lack reliable and cost effective data logging and measuring devices of energy parameters in buildings. In this paper, a new concept of wireless sensors is recommended, powered by PV microcells and electric double layer capacitors. With these power sources, the sensor can send data every minute without being affected by the absence of sunlight. The feasibility of such a sensor was studied empirically and the findings are reported in this paper.

Keywords: wireless sensors; ultra-capacitor tests; smart home energy management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJES.2019.097565

International Journal of Embedded Systems, 2019 Vol.11 No.1, pp.1 - 10

Available online: 22 Jan 2019 *

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