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Vol. 169, Issue 4, April 2014, pp. 165-169




Fault Detection for Large-Scale Railway Maintenance Equipment
Base on Wireless Sensor Networks

Junfu Yu, Jialan Yang, Hairui Wang *

Information and Automation Building, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Changing District , Kunming,
Yunnan Province, China
Tel.: +86 18698616798

* E-mail: milady987@163.com


Received: 9 January 2014 Accepted: 7 March 2014 Published: 30 April 2014

Digital Sensors and Sensor Sysstems


Abstract: Focusing on the fault detection application for large-scale railway maintenance equipment with the specialties of low-cost, energy efficiency, collecting data of the function units. This paper proposed energy efficiency, convenient installation fault detection application using Sigsbee wireless sensor networks, which Sigsbee is the most widely used protocol based on IEEE 802.15.4. This paper proposed a systematic application from hardware design using STM32F103 chips as processer, to software system. Fault detection application is the basic part of the fault diagnose system, wireless sensor nodes of the fault detection application with different kinds of sensors for verities function units communication by Sigsbee to collecting and sending basic working status data to the home gateway, then data will be sent to the fault diagnose system.


Keywords: Large-scale railway maintenance equipment, Energy efficiency, Wireless sensor networks, ZigBee.


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