Committee Chair

Eltom, Ahmed H.

Committee Member

Ofoli, Abdul R.; Craven, Stephen

Department

Dept. of Electrical Engineering

College

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

The objective of this study was to research the core principles of Machine to Machine (M2M) communications methodology and create a framework that can be used to lower the total cost of ownership for a system. The second objective was to demonstrate an M2M communications application for physical security using an array of interacting machines. This study also demonstrates that M2M communication framework can be used to bring cost savings to the consumer. In the designed application, the individual machines were stitched together to coordinate with the subscribers by using wired and wireless sensors, wireless personal area networking (WPAN), and complex coding for Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), for delivering data to a central controller and the internet. Based on the processed data, information was generated and passed to the subscribers. The demonstration of the M2M communication system followed the developed framework to illustrate the technical steps and provided the cost justification to replace an older system.

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

5-2013

Subject

Machine-to-machine communications

Discipline

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Document Type

Masters theses

Extent

x, 50 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

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

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