An intercommunication home energy management system with appliance recognition in home network

Ying Xun Lai, Joel José Puga Coelho Rodrigues, Yueh Min Huang, Hong Gang Wang, Chin Feng Lai

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In present days there are wide varieties of household electric appliances along with different power consumption habits of consumers, making identifying electric appliances without presetting difficulty. This paper introduces smart appliance management system to recognize electric appliances in home networks, which uses sensing devices that measure current to calculate the power consumption of the appliances. The system will set the characteristics and categories of each electric appliance, and then uses the classifications of the electronic energy features in order to recognize different appliances. The system searches the cluster data while eliminating noise for recognition function- ality and error detection mechanism or the electric appliances using the current clustering algorithm. Afterwards the recognition are used to build a control list of appliances on the platform to provide appliance intercommunication. Simultaneously, the household appliance automatic control services are integrated by the system to control appliances based on userspower consumption plans to realize a bidirectional monitoring services. In actual experiments, the proposed system achieves a recognition rate or 95% as well as successfully controls general household electric appliances in home network.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-142
Number of pages11
JournalMobile Networks and Applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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