Online Remote Control of a Wireless Home Automation Network

John Wade, Jose Santos, Noel Evans

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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.
LanguageEnglish
Pages39-52
JournalInternational Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence
Volume1
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Domestic appliances
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Internet
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Keywords

  • Home Automation Network
  • Microcontrollers
  • Wireless Sensor Networks

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