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Sensors 2018, 18(6), 1892; https://doi.org/10.3390/s18061892

Design and Implementation of a Wireless Sensor and Actuator Network to Support the Intelligent Control of Efficient Energy Usage

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AutoLog Group, Polytechnic School of Cuenca, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Cuenca 16071, Spain
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AutoLog Group, School of Industrial Engineering, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real 13071, Spain
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AutoLog Group, School of Mining and Industrial Engineering, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Almadén 13400, Spain
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Received: 7 May 2018 / Revised: 30 May 2018 / Accepted: 7 June 2018 / Published: 9 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Dependable Monitoring in Wireless Sensor Networks)
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Abstract

Energy saving has become a major concern for the developed society of our days. This paper presents a Wireless Sensor and Actuator Network (WSAN) designed to provide support to an automatic intelligent system, based on the Internet of Things (IoT), which enables a responsible consumption of energy. The proposed overall system performs an efficient energetic management of devices, machines and processes, optimizing their operation to achieve a reduction in their overall energy usage at any given time. For this purpose, relevant data is collected from intelligent sensors, which are in-stalled at the required locations, as well as from the energy market through the Internet. This information is analysed to provide knowledge about energy utilization, and to improve efficiency. The system takes autonomous decisions automatically, based on the available information and the specific requirements in each case. The proposed system has been implanted and tested in a food factory. Results show a great optimization of energy efficiency and a substantial improvement on energy and costs savings. View Full-Text
Keywords: wireless sensor and actuator networks; automated control; energy efficiency; energy management; energy saving wireless sensor and actuator networks; automated control; energy efficiency; energy management; energy saving
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Blanco, J.; García, A.; Morenas, J. Design and Implementation of a Wireless Sensor and Actuator Network to Support the Intelligent Control of Efficient Energy Usage. Sensors 2018, 18, 1892.

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