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Sensors 2015, 15(12), 31005-31022; doi:10.3390/s151229841

An Intelligent Weather Station

EasySensing—Intelligent Systems, Centro Empresarial de Gambelas, Pav A5, Campus de Gambelas, University of Algarve, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
Faculty of Science and Technology, Campus de Gambelas, University of Algarve, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
Centre for Intelligent Systems, IDMEC, Instituto Superior Técnico, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
LaSIGE, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Rolear SA, 8001-906 Faro, Portugal
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Leonhard M. Reindl
Received: 20 October 2015 / Revised: 20 November 2015 / Accepted: 25 November 2015 / Published: 10 December 2015
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Accurate measurements of global solar radiation, atmospheric temperature and relative humidity, as well as the availability of the predictions of their evolution over time, are important for different areas of applications, such as agriculture, renewable energy and energy management, or thermal comfort in buildings. For this reason, an intelligent, light-weight, self-powered and portable sensor was developed, using a nearest-neighbors (NEN) algorithm and artificial neural network (ANN) models as the time-series predictor mechanisms. The hardware and software design of the implemented prototype are described, as well as the forecasting performance related to the three atmospheric variables, using both approaches, over a prediction horizon of 48-steps-ahead. View Full-Text
Keywords: weather station; self-powered device; neural networks; prediction; wireless communications; MOGA design weather station; self-powered device; neural networks; prediction; wireless communications; MOGA design

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Mestre, G.; Ruano, A.; Duarte, H.; Silva, S.; Khosravani, H.; Pesteh, S.; Ferreira, P.M.; Horta, R. An Intelligent Weather Station. Sensors 2015, 15, 31005-31022.

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