Wireless sensor network for exhausted oil collection management

TitleWireless sensor network for exhausted oil collection management
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsAscani A., Frontoni E, Mancini A, Zingaretti P
Conference NameProceedings of 2010 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications, MESA 2010

Sensor networks have a large diffusion in several areas, using different kind of sensors, different line for data transmission and different ways for their collection and management. In this paper we present a particular typology of sensor network, created for optimally manage the collection of exhausted oil stored in particular bins located in a wide area (about 20.000 km2). A sensor is located on each bin measuring the distance from the lid of the collected oil; a transmission module communicate, once a day, the oil and the battery level to a web server via GPRS. In this way the control center (on a web server) has a complete overview of the situation in a wide zone, in way to optimize the run of collectors only in points that require an operation. © 2010 IEEE.