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Design and Implementation a Smart Energy Saving System using an Arduino and RF Module

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2018
Abdulmuttalib T. Rashid, Osama T. Rashid

Abdulmuttalib T Rashid and Osama T Rashid. Design and Implementation a Smart Energy Saving System using an Arduino and RF Module. International Journal of Computer Applications 182(26):36-44, November 2018. BibTeX

	author = {Abdulmuttalib T. Rashid and Osama T. Rashid},
	title = {Design and Implementation a Smart Energy Saving System using an Arduino and RF Module},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {November 2018},
	volume = {182},
	number = {26},
	month = {Nov},
	year = {2018},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {36-44},
	numpages = {9},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2018918166},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


The demand for electrical energy is steadily increasing, and the buildings sector represents one of the largest energy end use. The larger amounts of that energy are wasted due to unnecessary heating and cooling. Several studies have shown that the major reason for this behavior lies in poor controls and the lack of feedback information. In this paper, a new management system is designed and constructed in order to perform saving the electrical energy. This system consist of an Arduino microcontroller with various sensors such as a temperature sensors, simple RF modules as well as actuators to control the air conditions. The principal work of this system is based on measure the temperatures of several rooms in the smart home, and then send these information wirelessly to main control device which employing better controls and feedback information to turns on only one air condition in one room at each time to save the electrical energy. The simple measurement shows that using the suggested system can save the electricity cost for every test case.


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Smart home; Temperature sensor; RF module; actutars.