Automated Wireless Meter Reading System for Monitoring and Controlling Power Consumption
O.Homa Kesav1, B. Abdul Rahim2

1O.Homa Kesav, M. Tech. Embedded Systems, AITS, Rajampet, Kadapa (A.P.), India.
2Prof. B. Abdul Rahim, Professor & Head, Department of ECE, AITS, Rajampet Kadapa (A.P.), India.

Manuscript received on 18 June 2012 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 June 2012 | Manuscript published on 30 June 2012 | PP: 66-69 | Volume-1 Issue-2, June 2012 | Retrieval Number: B0208051212/2012©BEIESP
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Abstract: The use of wireless automation in almost all the fields of power, gas and water generation, distribution and billing has come of age. Here with the inclusion of wireless communication with the automation may lead to paradigm change in the current trend. The design presents a new methodology for avoiding the high construction and maintenance costs in the existing meter reading technology. Apart the use of wireless meter reading with network technologies has become need of the day. The designed system avoids the human intervention in Power Management. The Consumer has to pay the bill in time, if couldn’t, the power connection may be disconnected automatically from the remote server. It displays the corresponding billing information on LCD and data is sent to the server through the GSM Module. The ARM7 based hardware system consists of a processor core board and the peripheral board. The entire programming for microcontroller operation is based on Embedded C Language. This system provides efficient meter reading, avoiding the billing error and reduces the maintenance cost. This paper also addresses advantages of implementing the GSM communication module and design detail and discusses the advanced security of the data communications
Keywords: Wireless Meter Reading, GSM, ARM7 (LPC 2148) Microcontroller.

Scope of the Article: Wireless Communication