Enabling wireless sensors for shipboard measurement applications

Ayodele Lawal, Pete Cooper, G. Awcock, Simon Busbridge, James Spenceley, Daniel Rodriguez Sanmartin, Elias Stipidis

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PSM Instrumentation Ltd. – a marine-focused instrumentation company, is working together with the University of Brighton in a collaborative (KTP) project aimed at incorporating wireless technology into their existing range of liquid level sensors used in shipboard tank gauging applications, etc. With the growing trend in the deployment of wireless technology in industrial and commercial environments, its introduction in the marine industry could save tons of copper cables by using marine-compliant wireless sensors for various monitoring and control functions involved in the safe operation of the ship. This paper describes the efforts being made to achieve regulatory compliance by leveraging standards-based wireless communications technology. Furthermore, the paper gives insights into how an existing sensor’s electronics have been re-designed to operate at ultra-low power levels in order to facilitate extended battery lifetimes and/or ‘fit-and-forget’ energy harvesting solutions. For the intended application, it is critical that this must be achieved whilst, at the same time, maintaining compliance with intrinsic safety and electromagnetic compatibility regulations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc. KTP Associates Conference
Place of PublicationBrighton
PublisherUniversity of Brighton KTP Centre
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
EventProc. KTP Associates Conference - University of Brighton, 2012
Duration: 1 Jan 2012 → …


ConferenceProc. KTP Associates Conference
Period1/01/12 → …


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