Zero-Overhead Monitoring of Remote Terminal Devices

  • Jerzy Chrząszcz
Part of the Studies in Big Data book series (SBD, volume 40)


This paper presents a method of delivering diagnostic information from data acquisition terminals via legacy low-throughput transmission system with no overhead. The solution was successfully implemented in an intrinsically safe RFID system for contactless identification of people and objects developed for coal mines in the end of 1990s. First, the goals and main characteristics of the application system are described, with references to underlying technologies. Then transmission system and the idea of diagnostic solution is presented. Due to confidentiality reasons some technical and business details have been omitted.


Automatic identification Safety monitoring RFID TRIZ 



Author gratefully acknowledges Rafał Gutkowski, ex-President of Citycom Polska for his kind permission for adapting some materials created during GNOM project for the purpose of this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Computer ScienceWarsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland

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