Integrated Communication for Truck Monitoring in Solid Waste Collection Systems

  • Maher Arebey
  • M. A. Hannan
  • Hassan Basri
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8237)


This paper relates to a method of integration of RFID and communication technologies for solid waste bin and truck monitoring system. RFID, GPS, GPRS and Digital map along side camera technologies have been integrated and developed the brain and a truck intelligent monitoring system. A proposed kind of integrated theoretical framework using image processing approaches, hardware architecture and interface algorithm has been introduced between the technologies for the successful implementation of the proposed system. With this technique, bin and truck database have been developed such a way that the information on the bin and truck ID, date and time of waste collection, bin status, amount of waste and bin and truck GPS coordinates etc. are compiled and stored for monitoring and management activities. The outdoor field test demonstrates the performance of the developed system in solid waste collection. Important info was identified, collected, and automatically recorded upon the number of the bins.


solid waste monitoring and management rfid gps gprs digital map database 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maher Arebey
    • 1
  • M. A. Hannan
    • 1
  • Hassan Basri
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Electrical, Electronic & Systems EngineeringUniversiti Kebangsaan Malaysia UKMBangiMalaysia
  2. 2.Dept. of Civil and Structural EngineeringUniversiti Kebangsaan Malaysia UKMBangiMalaysia

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