Testing ZigBee Motes for Monitoring Refrigerated Vegetable Transportation under Real Conditions

Ruiz García, Luis and Barreiro Elorza, Pilar and Robla Villalba, José Ignacio and Lunadei, Loredana (2010). Testing ZigBee Motes for Monitoring Refrigerated Vegetable Transportation under Real Conditions. "Sensors", v. 10 (n. 5); pp. 4968-4982. ISSN 1424-8220. https://doi.org/10.3390/s100504968.

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Title: Testing ZigBee Motes for Monitoring Refrigerated Vegetable Transportation under Real Conditions
Author/s:
  • Ruiz García, Luis
  • Barreiro Elorza, Pilar
  • Robla Villalba, José Ignacio
  • Lunadei, Loredana
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Sensors
Date: 2010
ISSN: 1424-8220
Volume: 10
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: ZigBee; wireless sensing; cold chain; logistics; food.
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Ingeniería Rural [hasta 2014]
UPM's Research Group: LPF-TAGRALIA
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Quality control and monitoring of perishable goods during transportation and delivery services is an increasing concern for producers, suppliers, transport decision makers and consumers. The major challenge is to ensure a continuous ‘cold chain’ from producer to consumer in order to guaranty prime condition of goods. In this framework, the suitability of ZigBee protocol for monitoring refrigerated transportation has been proposed by several authors. However, up to date there was not any experimental work performed under real conditions. Thus, the main objective of our experiment was to test wireless sensor motes based in the ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4 protocol during a real shipment. The experiment was conducted in a refrigerated truck traveling through two countries (Spain and France) which means a journey of 1,051 kilometers. The paper illustrates the great potential of this type of motes, providing information about several parameters such as temperature, relative humidity, door openings and truck stops. Psychrometric charts have also been developed for improving the knowledge about water loss and condensation on the product during shipments

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Item ID: 6118
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/6118/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:6118
DOI: 10.3390/s100504968
Official URL: http://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/10/5/4968/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 22 Feb 2011 09:33
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 14:44
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