Development of Smart Sensing Devices for Ubiquitous Supervision Of The Cold Chain: Application To Perishable Commodities

García-Herrero, Jesús and Barreiro Elorza, Pilar and Ruiz García, Luis and Robla Villalba, José Ignacio (2010). Development of Smart Sensing Devices for Ubiquitous Supervision Of The Cold Chain: Application To Perishable Commodities. In: "International Conference on Agricultural Engineerig. AgEng 2010. Towards Environmental Technologies", 06/09/2010 - 08/09/2010, Clermont-Ferrand, Francia.

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Title: Development of Smart Sensing Devices for Ubiquitous Supervision Of The Cold Chain: Application To Perishable Commodities
Author/s:
  • García-Herrero, Jesús
  • Barreiro Elorza, Pilar
  • Ruiz García, Luis
  • Robla Villalba, José Ignacio
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: International Conference on Agricultural Engineerig. AgEng 2010. Towards Environmental Technologies
Event Dates: 06/09/2010 - 08/09/2010
Event Location: Clermont-Ferrand, Francia
Title of Book: Proceedings of the International Conference on Agricultural Engineerig. AgEng 2010. Towards Environmental Technologies
Date: 2010
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: wireless sensor networks, ZigBee, cold chain, enthalpy, psychrometry
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

Wireless sensing technologies allow continuous monitoring of physical parameters that influence the preservation of fruit and vegetables in cold storage, while the smart sensor concept refers to the incorporation of improved prediction capabilities on standard low cost transducers as to enhance quality assurance of stored commodities while reducing in the amount of data to be transmitted. Previous experience of the authors has shown the feasibility of predicting battery shortage due to its effects on measurement oscillations, door opening by means of the instantaneous gradient in temperature and relative humidity, and water loss and condensation on the cargo. In this work, measurements in 3 commercial cold chambers with a variety of horticultural products have been performed, using up to 7 wireless motes from two different manufacturers. The ASABE psychrometric model is used as a base for smart capabilities such as energy consumption estimation is implemented as related to the increase on air enthalpy based on a single Temperature-Relative Humidity sensor. The low cost characteristics of such device encourage the ubiquitous location in the commodities and even the diagnosis of working faults of valves in refrigeration system.

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Item ID: 7886
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/7886/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:7886
Official URL: http://ageng2010.com/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 01 Aug 2011 07:30
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2015 07:25
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