A wireless sensor-actuator system for hazardous gases detection and control

Andrey Somov, Alexander Baranov, Denis Spirjakin

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Wireless Sensors Networks (WSN) have recently been applied in a number of hazardous gas detection applications. The state-of-the-art works make an emphasis on sensing and delivering of alert message over the WSN to an operator. Instead, in this paper, we propose a wireless sensor-actuator system which aims at quick gas detection and immediate isolation of gas leak source. The low power wireless sensor node includes catalytic gas sensors, micro processing unit and wireless transceiver which communicates with wireless actuator using ZigBee/IEEE802.15.4 standard and BACnet protocol. Wireless actuator consists of power management circuit, micro processing unit and gas valve. The experimental results demonstrate the sensor node long lifetime while fulfilling performance requirements, quick detection of a hazardous gas and fast actuation time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-164
Number of pages8
JournalSensors and Actuators, A: Physical
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Catalytic sensor
  • Power management
  • Sensor actuator system
  • Wireless sensor network


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