Committee Chair

Craven, Stephen D.

Committee Member

Ofoli, Abdul; Yaqub, Raziq

Department

Dept. of Electrical Engineering

College

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

Monitoring, controlling, and managing the energy usage in houses or buildings are tasks that not many electric power companies can do with the exception of a few. This sort of operations may be important to households who want to monitor and possibly even control and manage their own electrical energy usage. For this thesis, an open source Wireless Energy Monitoring System was implemented, primarily based on the OpenEnergyMonitor project. The goal of this thesis is to provide a very simple, scalable, and reliable monitoring system that is capable of reading current and voltage from any electrical panel of any building. The system is based on Arduino Fio boards for reading and processing the data (current and voltage) and Xbee Series 2 radio frequency (RF) modules. The circuit that allows the voltage and current readings is based on the schematics provided by the OpenEnergyMonitor project, but with small modifications.

Degree

M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.

Date

5-2012

Subject

Automatic data collection systems

Keyword

Energy monitoring systems

Discipline

Electrical and Computer Engineering | Engineering | Power and Energy

Document Type

Masters theses

Extent

xi, 57 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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