General Science and Philosophy


Building a Prototype Prepaid Electricity Metering System Based on RFID

Authors: Fawzi Al-Naima, Bahaa Jalil

The prepaid meter is important in making the consumer having sense about his/her energy consumption which is important in eliminating the difficulties facing the electrical utility employee in getting the reading of the conventional electromechanical meter and eliminating any error incurred in bills issuing. This paper is aimed at developing a prototype of a management system for a prepaid electrical power meter. The designed prepaid meter consists of an RFID reader, a microcontroller, a digital meter and a wireless gateway. The proposed prototype metering system consists of two parts: clients and server. An RFID reader is used to read the ID of the credit card and a PC connected to a hardware simulated circuit which is designed and implemented to simulate the operation of the digital meter. The server is located in the local substation which receives the card’s ID from clients and sends ID’s information back to the client after checking and/or updating the database.

Comments: 17 Pages.

Download: PDF

Submission history

[v1] 2012-08-19 01:48:24

Unique-IP document downloads: 6976 times is a pre-print repository rather than a journal. Articles hosted may not yet have been verified by peer-review and should be treated as preliminary. In particular, anything that appears to include financial or legal advice or proposed medical treatments should be treated with due caution. will not be responsible for any consequences of actions that result from any form of use of any documents on this website.

Add your own feedback and questions here:
You are equally welcome to be positive or negative about any paper but please be polite. If you are being critical you must mention at least one specific error, otherwise your comment will be deleted as unhelpful.

comments powered by Disqus