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Bluetooth: A Case Study for Industrial Applications

  • D.M. Akbar Hussain
  • A.A. Tabassam
  • M. Zafarullah Khan
  • Shaiq A. Haq
  • Zaki Ahmed

Abstract

Connectivity and physical mobility requirements for industrial applications have brought an exponential growth in wireless systems. In a production factory parameters like temperature, humidity level, vibration level and light etc., are to be monitored and controlled. In this study we provide a complete prototype wireless solution for such industrial applications through Bluetooth. A prototype system with a user interface is build and interfaced with a process model to monitor and control its parameters. The required driver software is also written for the communication between user interface and the plant. MSP430 microcontroller from Texas Instruments and Merlin BlueCOM embedded module are used in our implementation design. The communication is established between micro-controller MSP430 which continuously transmit/receive data from different sensors like temperature, air pressure, light and humidity of the process model and communicates via BlueCOM embedded module to the operator station (PC) using Bluetooth dongle. The idea is to use a BlueCOM module in an industrial plant to implement a cheaper and reliable system for monitoring and controlling the parameters efficiently. Our system provides excellent quality of service by utilizing the resources efficiently.

Key terms

Bluetooth Industrial Plant Reliable Prototype Control Monitor Simulation 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • D.M. Akbar Hussain
    • 1
  • A.A. Tabassam
    • 1
  • M. Zafarullah Khan
    • 1
  • Shaiq A. Haq
    • 2
  • Zaki Ahmed
    • 1
  1. 1.Information and Security Research Analysis Centre Department of Software Engineering & Media TechnologyAalborg UniversityEsbjergDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Engineering and TechnologyLahorePakistan

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