Experimental Wireless Wattmeter for Home Energy Management Systems

  • Eduardo M. G. Rodrigues
  • T. Caramelo
  • Tiago D. P. Mendes
  • Radu Godina
  • João P. S. CatalãoEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 450)


This paper presents a novel prototype device for domestic load energy consumption monitoring. Zigbee-based wireless connectivity is included as a basic feature of the prototype. The proposed device allows individual tracking of major energy consumption loads. Real time energy data is acquired and transmitted through a RF link to a wireless terminal unit, which works as a data logger and as a human-machine interface. Both voltage and current measurements are implemented using Hall Effect principle based transducers, while C code is developed on two 16-bit RISC MCU. The experimental setup is described and tests are conducted in order to assess its performance.


Power meter Zigbee MSP430 Sensors Cloud computing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eduardo M. G. Rodrigues
    • 1
  • T. Caramelo
    • 1
  • Tiago D. P. Mendes
    • 1
  • Radu Godina
    • 1
  • João P. S. Catalão
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.University of Beira InteriorCovilhãPortugal
  2. 2.INESC-IDLisbonPortugal
  3. 3.Instituto Superior TécnicoLisbonPortugal

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