Special Issue "Smart Home Design"

A special issue of Designs (ISSN 2411-9660). This special issue belongs to the section "Mechanical Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Saher Javaid
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School of Information Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), 1-1 Asahidai, Nomi, Ishikawa 923-1292, Japan
Interests: smart Home; home energy management system (HEMS); distributed energy resources; power flow control; power system stability and control; power flow coloring; demand response; energy on demand
Prof. Dr. Yuto Lim
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Guest Editor
School of Information Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), 1-1 Asahidai, Nomi, Ishikawa 923-1292, Japan
Interests: predictive control; network coding; evolutionary multi-objective optimization; game theory; smart energy distribution; smart homes; wireless communications; cyber-physical systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A smart home is a place that is equipped with information technology and computing; it can accept as well as respond to the resident's requests. The main purpose is to provide the resident with a comfortable, convenient, safe, and joyful life through the managing of various technologies at home. A smart home system supports the control of several different systems in a household (e.g., heating, air conditioning, security, lighting, and audio/video systems) and is labeled with the term smart homes. As more and more home appliances and consumer electronics are deployed, the power consumption in the home area (i) tends to increase and (ii) leads to an increase in the risk of a power blackout. As a result, an intelligent smart home energy management system is needed for smart homes, which is responsible for observing and handling the working operations of home appliances. This Special Issue on smart homes focuses on bringing original research and literature reviews from different areas related to system design, analysis, operation, simulation, and control of power. Manuscript submissions in the areas mentioned as keywords below are highly encouraged.

Dr. Saher Javaid
Prof. Dr. Yuto Lim
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Home Networks
  • Home Energy Management System (HEMS)
  • Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization
  • Power Control
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Storage
  • Distributed Energy Resources
  • Information Appliances

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Smart Monitoring and Controlling of Appliances Using LoRa Based IoT System
Designs 2021, 5(1), 17; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/designs5010017 - 09 Mar 2021
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Abstract
In the era of Industry 4.0, remote monitoring and controlling appliance/equipment at home, institute, or industry from a long distance with low power consumption remains challenging. At present, some smart phones are being actively used to control appliances at home or institute using [...] Read more.
In the era of Industry 4.0, remote monitoring and controlling appliance/equipment at home, institute, or industry from a long distance with low power consumption remains challenging. At present, some smart phones are being actively used to control appliances at home or institute using Internet of Things (IoT) systems. This paper presents a novel smart automation system using long range (LoRa) technology. The proposed LoRa based system consists of wireless communication system and different types of sensors, operated by a smart phone application and powered by a low-power battery, with an operating range of 3–12 km distance. The system established a connection between an android phone and a microprocessor (ESP32) through Wi-Fi at the sender end. The ESP32 module was connected to a LoRa module. At the receiver end, an ESP32 module and LoRa module without Wi-Fi was employed. Wide Area Network (WAN) communication protocol was used on the LoRa module to provide switching functionality of the targeted area. The performance of the system was evaluated by three real-life case studies through measuring environmental temperature and humidity, detecting fire, and controlling the switching functionality of appliances. Obtaining correct environmental data, fire detection with 90% accuracy, and switching functionality with 92.33% accuracy at a distance up to 12 km demonstrated the high performance of the system. The proposed smart system with modular design proved to be highly effective in controlling and monitoring home appliances from a longer distance with relatively lower power consumption. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smart Home Design)
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