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SMS-based electrical energy meter: a hardware design

Abd Wahab, Mohd Helmy and Abdul Kadir, Herdawatie and Ismail, Azhar and Johari, Ayob and Mohamad Mohsin, Mohd Farhan SMS-based electrical energy meter: a hardware design. Compilation of Papers 2009 - VOLUME 2.


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Besides air and water, electricity is one of the most important elements in human life nowadays. Electricity is needed to make all the electric and electronic devices working properly. In Malaysia, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) is responsible in supplying the electricity to all houses and premises. This paper describes the development of power meter reading system with integration with GSM network. The device created can help Tenaga Nasional Berhad to overcome their problems in capturing meter reading as it incurs high cost. This project concentrates on designing a system that can send meter reading from the user premises to Tenaga Nasional Berhad office via SMS. The data transmitted will be received by the database system to analyze, generate a bill and store the data. The implementation of the project involved two different components; software and hardware. Microcontroller PIC16F877A was used in this project and was programmed using Mplab software. The program and the designed circuit were simulated using Proteus software to make sure it was working properly. The prototype meter was connected to the circuit to send the data using the GSM modem. At the final stage, the complete system was integrated within its hardware and software to turn these two components into one complete system. Currently, the prototype is suitable to be apply in a rural environment due to the individual house is scattered randomly at particular region. Thus the prototype could ease the authorized to manage the electrical bill efficiently.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: SMS; GSM Modem; microcontroller, meter reading
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 07 May 2012 00:37
Last Modified: 07 May 2012 00:37
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/2492
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