Indoor thermal monitoring is a crucial requirement for home automation, which fits inside the ever-growing Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm. The IoT ecosystem aims at connecting every device exploiting specific functions, deployed in a particular place, in order to give the chance to the users to monitor and/or control some aspects of their life, or to demand this task to a proper software. In the thermal monitoring context, IoT provides new opportunities for a dense and/or large-scale distribution of sensors, which have to gather data in order to effectively control the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system. Several wireless technologies can be exploited for this scope. However, they involve different benefits and drawbacks. In particular, this study is focused on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Bluetooth®, which represent two well-known wireless technological standards used by commercial electronics but suitable also for pervasive IoT systems. These technologies are discussed and compared from several points of view, i.e., flexibility, reliability, battery life and cost of the system. A theoretical analysis highlights their benefits for the application context and evaluates their suitability to dense and large-scale monitoring systems. The theoretical results are supported by an experimental analysis based on the implementation and test of two different systems, one using RFID and the other using Bluetooth technology.
An Investigation on Pervasive Technologies for IoT-based Thermal Monitoring / Giusto, Edoardo; Gandino, Filippo; Greco, MICHELE LUIGI; Grosso, Michelangelo; Montrucchio, Bartolomeo; Rinaudo, Salvatore. - In: SENSORS. - ISSN 1424-8220. - ELETTRONICO. - 19:3(2019), p. 663.
|Titolo:||An Investigation on Pervasive Technologies for IoT-based Thermal Monitoring|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s19030663|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|