Low cost architecture for remote monitoring and control of small scale industrial installations


The high cost of existing industrial control systems prevents their implementation at small or medium size industrial plants. This paper describes a new architecture, based on low-power wireless sensor networks for remote monitoring and control of industrial equipment in small size plants. Through the use of very low consumption wireless devices, proposed architecture provides a low cost distributed control system easily deployable in small facilities. © 2010 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.