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Sensors 2011, 11(9), 8933-8952; doi:10.3390/s110908933
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A Novel Design of an Automatic Lighting Control System for a Wireless Sensor Network with Increased Sensor Lifetime and Reduced Sensor Numbers

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Received: 2 August 2011; in revised form: 26 August 2011 / Accepted: 26 August 2011 / Published: 16 September 2011
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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Abstract: Wireless sensor networks (WSN) are currently being applied to energy conservation applications such as light control. We propose a design for such a system called a Lighting Automatic Control System (LACS). The LACS system contains a centralized or distributed architecture determined by application requirements and space usage. The system optimizes the calculations and communications for lighting intensity, incorporates user illumination requirements according to their activities and performs adjustments based on external lighting effects in external sensor and external sensor-less architectures. Methods are proposed for reducing the number of sensors required and increasing the lifetime of those used, for considerably reduced energy consumption. Additionally we suggest methods for improving uniformity of illuminance distribution on a workplane’s surface, which improves user satisfaction. Finally simulation results are presented to verify the effectiveness of our design.
Keywords: lighting control system; wireless sensor networks; energy conservation lighting control system; wireless sensor networks; energy conservation
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Mohamaddoust, R.; Haghighat, A.T.; Motahari Sharif, M.J.; Capanni, N. A Novel Design of an Automatic Lighting Control System for a Wireless Sensor Network with Increased Sensor Lifetime and Reduced Sensor Numbers. Sensors 2011, 11, 8933-8952.

AMA Style

Mohamaddoust R, Haghighat AT, Motahari Sharif MJ, Capanni N. A Novel Design of an Automatic Lighting Control System for a Wireless Sensor Network with Increased Sensor Lifetime and Reduced Sensor Numbers. Sensors. 2011; 11(9):8933-8952.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Mohamaddoust, Reza; Haghighat, Abolfazl Toroghi; Motahari Sharif, Mohamad Javad; Capanni, Niccolo. 2011. "A Novel Design of an Automatic Lighting Control System for a Wireless Sensor Network with Increased Sensor Lifetime and Reduced Sensor Numbers." Sensors 11, no. 9: 8933-8952.


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