WSN based Parameter Monitoring and Control System for DC Motor
Mohini Reddy1, Vidya Sawant2

1Mohini Reddy, Department of Electronics, NMIMS Mukesh Patel Technology & Management, College Mumbai (Maharashtra), India.
2Prof. Vidya Sawant, Department of Electronics and Telecommunication, EXTC University, Mukesh Patel Technology & Management, College Mumbai (Maharashtra), India.
Manuscript received on 13 February 2014 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 February 2014 | Manuscript Published on 28 February 2014 | PP: 83-87 | Volume-3 Issue-9, February 2014 | Retrieval Number: I1502023914/14©BEIESP
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Abstract: Wireless based industrial automation is a prime concern in our day-to-day life. The approach to Zigbee Based Wireless Network for Industrial Applications has been standardized nowadays. In this paper, a wireless control and monitoring system for a D.C motor is realized using the Zigbee communication protocol for safe and economic data communication in industrial fields where the wired communication is either more expensive or impossible due to physical conditions. The D.C motor can be started and stopped wireless due to the computer interface developed with Zigbee. It is also possible to protect the motor against some faults such as over current, higher/lower voltage, over temperature in windings, overloading of motor. Moreover, a database is built to execute online measurements and to save the motor parameters received by radio frequency (RF) data acquisition system. Therefore, controlling, monitoring, and protection of the system are realized in real time. Since the wireless communication technology is used in this study, controlling abilities of the system are increased and also hardware and the necessities of other similar equipment for data communication are minimized. The system is fully controlled by the Personal Computer through Visual Basics GUI (Graphical User Interface).The GUI is developed based on application by the user. All the processor and controllers are interconnected to personal computer through Zigbee. The Personal Computer will continuously monitor all the Data from remote processing unit and compare with value preloaded process structure. If any error is found the personal computer takes necessary action. An 8- bit AVR microcontroller has been used to interface the sensor using the IEEE 802.15.4 standard, ZigBee protocol. ZigBee has the characteristics of low power consumption, low cost and self organizing features. The designed embedded system can be used in applications such as food industry, chemical industry, etc.
Keywords: DC Motor, Control And Monitoring System, Wireless Communication, Zigbee Networks.

Scope of the Article: System Integration