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Wireless multipoint communication for optical sensors in the industrial environment using the new Bluetooth standard
Author(s): Stephan Hussmann; Wing Yan Lau; Terry Chu; Markus Grothof
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Paper Abstract

Traditionally, the measuring or monitoring system of manufacturing industries uses sensors, computers and screens for their quality control (Q.C.). The acquired information is fed back to the control room by wires, which - for obvious reason - are not suitable in many environments. This paper describes a method to solve this problem by employing the new Bluetooth technology to set up a complete new system, where a total wireless solution is made feasible. This new Q.C. system allows several line scan cameras to be connected at once to a graphical user interface (GUI) that can monitor the production process. There are many Bluetooth devices available on the market such as cell-phones, headsets, printers, PDA etc. However, the detailed application is a novel implementation in the industrial Q.C. area. This paper will contain more details about the Bluetooth standard and why it is used (nework topologies, host controller interface, data rates, etc.), the Bluetooth implemetation in the microcontroller of the line scan camera, and the GUI and its features.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5100, Digital Wireless Communications V, (23 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.484899
Show Author Affiliations
Stephan Hussmann, Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
Wing Yan Lau, Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
Terry Chu, Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand)
Markus Grothof, Univ. Siegen (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5100:
Digital Wireless Communications V
Raghuveer M. Rao; Soheil A. Dianat; Michael D. Zoltowski, Editor(s)

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