IEEE 2017-2018 Project Titles on Iot -internet of Things

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Internet of Things (IoT) is a new technological paradigm that can connect things from various fields through the Internet. For the IoT connected healthcare applications, the wireless body area network (WBAN) is gaining popularity as wearable devices spring into the market. This paper proposes a wearable sensor node with solar energy harvesting and Bluetooth low energy transmission that enables the implementation of an autonomous WBAN. Multiple sensor nodes can be deployed on different positions of the body to measure the subject's body temperature distribution, heartbeat, and detect falls. A web-based smartphone application is also developed for displaying the sensor data and fall notification. To extend the lifetime of the wearable sensor node, a flexible solar energy harvester with an output-based maximum power point tracking technique is used to power the sensor node. Experimental results show that the wearable sensor node works well when powered by the solar energy harvester. The autonomous 24 h operation is achieved with the experimental results. The proposed system with solar energy harvesting demonstrates that long-term continuous medical monitoring based on WBAN is possible provided that the subject stays outside for a short period of time in a day.

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Within the next few years, billions of IoT devices will densely populate our cities. In this paper we describe a new type of threat in which adjacent IoT devices will infect each other with a worm that will rapidly spread over large areas, provided that the density of compatible IoT devices exceeds a certain critical mass. In particular, we developed and verified such an infection using the popular Philips Hue smart lamps as a platform. The worm spreads by jumping directly from one lamp to its neighbors, using only their built-in ZigBee wireless connectivity and their physical proximity. The attack can start by plugging in a single infected bulb anywhere in the city, and then catastrophically spread everywhere within minutes. It enables the attacker to turn all the city lights on or off, to permanently brick them, or to exploit them in a massive DDOS attack. To demonstrate the risks involved, we use results from percolation theory to estimate the critical mass of installed devices for a typical city such as Paris whose area is about 105 square kilometers: The chain reaction will fizzle if there are fewer than about 15,000 randomly located smart lamps in the whole city, but will spread everywhere when the number exceeds this critical mass (which had almost certainly been surpassed already). To make such an attack possible, we had to find a way to remotely yank already installed lamps from their current networks, and to perform over-the-air firmware updates. We overcame the first problem by discovering and exploiting a major bug in the implementation of the Touchlink part of the ZigBee Light Link protocol, which is supposed to stop such attempts with a proximity test. To solve the second problem, we developed a new version of a side channel attack to extract the global AES-CCM key (for each device type) that Philips uses to encrypt and authenticate new firmware. We used only readily available equipment costing a few hundred dollars, and managed to find this key without seeing any actual updates. This demonstrates once again how difficult it is to get security right even for a large company that uses standard cryptographic techniques to protect a major product.

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The growing need for alternative sources to power sensors and portable devices has led to many power-scavenging solutions from ambient energy sources. As the technology scales down and the supply voltage drops, the complexity of power scavenging circuits increases. This paper presents a new transducer circuit utilizing MEMS technology together with a super-diode to convert ambient vibration energy to usable electrical energy efficiently. An integrated MEMS actuator containing a switch is used to eliminate the loss of efficiency due to the threshold voltage of diodes commonly used to implement electrostatic transducers. A super-diode has also been used to eliminate the need for synchronization while increasing the overall efficiency. Simulation results using Cadence design tools indicate an increased efficiency by more than 27% compared to the conventional electrostatic transducer.

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The proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT) has fostered growing attention to real-time locating systems (RTLSs) using radio frequency identification (RFID) for asset management, which can automatically identify and track physical objects within indoor or confined environments. Various RFID indoor locating systems have been proposed. However, most of them are inappropriate for large-scale IoT applications owing to severe radio multipath, diffraction, and reflection. In this paper, we propose a newly fashioned RTLS using active RFID for the IoT, i.e., iLocate, which locates objects at high levels of accuracy up to 30 cm with ultralong distance transmission. To achieve fine-grained localization accuracy, iLocate presents the concept of virtual reference tags. To overcome signal multipath, iLocate employs a frequency-hopping technique to schedule RFID communication. To support large-scale RFID networks, iLocate leverages the ZigBee. We implement all hardware using 2.45-GHz RFID chips so that each active tag can communicate with readers that are around 1000 m away in a free space. Our empirical study and real project deployment show the superiority of the proposed system with respect to the localization accuracy and the data transmission rate for large-scale active RFID networks.

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The recent changes in climate have increased the importance of environmental monitoring, making it a topical and highly active research area. This field is based on remote sensing and on wireless sensor networks for gathering data about the environment. Recent advancements, such as the vision of the Internet of Things (IoT), the cloud computing model, and cyber-physical systems, provide support for the transmission and management of huge amounts of data regarding the trends observed in environmental parameters. In this context, the current work presents three different IoT-based wireless sensors for environmental and ambient monitoring: one employing User Datagram Protocol (UDP)-based Wi-Fi communication, one communicating through Wi-Fi and Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), and a third one using Bluetooth Smart. All of the presented systems provide the possibility of recording data at remote locations and of visualizing them from every device with an Internet connection, enabling the monitoring of geographically large areas. The development details of these systems are described, along with the major differences and similarities between them. The feasibility of the three developed systems for implementing monitoring applications, taking into account their energy autonomy, ease of use, solution complexity, and Internet connectivity facility, was analyzed, and revealed that they make good candidates for IoT-based solutions

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This paper describes the proposed system, which is able to monitor, record and give indicator about air quality information especially the CO values in the environment. The system is designed to work real time using web-based and android applications. A portable gas detector was developed using micro controller. In order to detect the CO value, TGS2600 is used; here an additional function is added by using a thermal sensor to detect the temperature in the environment. Furthermore, a WiFi module is attached to the micro controller to send the data and communicate with the web-based server. The advantage of the proposed system is that, the users can monitor, record and get a warning about the CO value portably. Moreover, the user can also setup the threshold level of each parameter. The proposed system was to be tested using by Black-box method to test the functionality. The results showed that the system runs well with 0% error and can show the CO and temperature values in real time.

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India being the largest democracy in the world, elections forms the cornerstone of our country. Amongst the prominent leaders, a representative is being chosen to run the country and to seek and search for the public affairs, pieces of legislation and constitutional amendments. The onerous task is to maintain transparency in the electoral process and shield the integrity of elections to make it equitable and withstand any fraudulence. Rampage free elections is one of the critical issues in today's state of affairs which is like finding needle in a haystack, that needs an eye and lots of money is being spent to ensure that the elections are fair and unprejudiced. Privacy is also important to make elections equitable to prevent voter coercion, intimidation and ballot selling. But nowadays it is seen that, many unwanted forces are indulged in bogus voting and recently also been criticized for election irregularities, that leads to ambiguity between the polling results and the actual verdict given by the people. Classical poll-site voting methods along with many other computer based voting system poise several administrative and logistic challenges in terms of cost, voter misinterpretation and tally of votes. This paper proposes a new state-of-the-art Electronic Voting Machine design in quest for election legitimacy, to provide an inexpensive solution which is based on pragmatic biometric system using fingerprint detection along with inclusion of Near-Far Communication technology.

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After more than 20 years of development, Internet of things has a lot of applications in the actual scene, which greatly facilitates people's work and life. As people paying more and more attention to environmental quality, the application of Internet of Things in indoor environment monitoring and control has become an important branch. In this paper we present a set of lightweight intelligent solutions for the management of computer rooms after studying the key technologies of IoT. The system uses sensors to obtain environmental information, through the process of Raspberry Pi, controllers will make adaptive response, such as turn on the air conditioner, alarm users. The experiments demonstrates the system can be a good solution to the backwardness of current room management, especially college computer room, and provides a new application for IoT.

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With the rapid increase in usage and reliance on the vivid features of smart devices, the need for interconnecting them is genuine. Many existing systems have ventured into the sphere of Home Automation but have apparently failed to provide cost-effective solutions for the same. This paper illustrates a methodology to provide a low cost Home Automation System (HAS) using Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi). This crystallizes the concept of internetworking of smart devices. A Wi-Fi based Wireless Sensor Network(WSN) is designed for the purpose of monitoring and controlling environmental, safety and electrical parameters of a smart interconnected home. The user can exercise seamless control over the devices in a smart home via the Android application based Graphical User Interface (GUI) on a smartphone.

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Ensuring minimum rights and safety of the garment workers has become a burning issue nowadays. The workers of garment factories are facing some labyrinths and broken out of fire is surely one of them. The investors are losing their interest and the prominence of this sector is getting toneless. In this paper, we have propounded a system which is capable to detect fire and can provide the location of the affected region. Raspberry Pi 3 has been used to control multiple Arduino which are integrated with a couple of sensors and camera. A 360° relay motor is assembled with the camera so that it can snap the image in whatever angle the fire is detected. We have provided a confirmation of the fire suspecting system to avoid any false alarm. The system will immediately send a message along with the image of the affected spot and Arduino's location. An admin can confirm or deny the impeachment and if the admin confirms the situation as a breaking out of fire, then the system will immediately raise an alarm and an automatic message will be sent to the nearby fire brigade.

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing human lives by connecting everyday objects together. For example, in a grocery store all items can be connected with each other, forming a smart shopping system. In such an IoT system, an inexpensive RFID tag can be attached to each product which, when placed into a smart shopping cart, can be automatically read by a cart equipped with an RFID reader. As a result, billing can be conducted from the shopping cart itself, preventing customers from waiting in a long queue at checkout. Additionally, smart shelving can be added into this system, equipped with RFID readers, and can monitor stock, perhaps also updating a central server. Another benefit of this kind of system is that inventory management becomes much easier, as all items can be automatically read by an RFID reader instead of manually scanned by a laborer. To validate the feasibility of such a system, in this work we identify the design requirements of a smart shopping system, build a prototype system to test functionality, and design a secure communication protocol to make the system practical. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time a smart shopping system is proposed with security under consideration.

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IoT has become the largest network worldwide, of which smart wearables and intelligent vehicles constitute essential parts. The integration of smart wearables and intelligent vehicles, although enabling a wide spectrum of promising applications, is difficult to realize due to their intrinsic characteristics, which consequently brings up unprecedented challenges in terms of communication technologies, security, and privacy. Therefore, it is of great necessity to develop such an integrated system. In light of this, in this article, we overview the applications, characteristics, and challenges of developing the integrated system of smart WeVe. Moreover, a feasible hub-centric communication architecture is proposed for WeVe, which can easily be integrated with the existing protocol stack.

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In this paper, we propose a novel signal quality-aware Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled electrocardiogram (ECG) telemetry system for continuous cardiac health monitoring applications. The proposed quality-aware ECG monitoring system consists of three modules: 1) ECG signal sensing module; 2) automated signal quality assessment (SQA) module; and 3) signal-quality aware (SQAw) ECG analysis and transmission module. The main objectives of this paper are: design and development of a light-weight ECG SQA method for automatically classifying the acquired ECG signal into acceptable or unacceptable class and real-time implementation of proposed IoT-enabled ECG monitoring framework using ECG sensors, Arduino, Android phone, Bluetooth, and cloud server. The proposed framework is tested and validated using the ECG signals taken from the MIT-BIH arrhythmia and Physionet challenge databases and the real-time recorded ECG signals under different physical activities. Experimental results show that the proposed SQA method achieves promising results in identifying the unacceptable quality of ECG signals and outperforms existing methods based on the morphological and RR interval features and machine learning approaches. This paper further shows that the transmission of acceptable quality of ECG signals can significantly improve the battery lifetime of IoT-enabled devices. The proposed quality-aware IoT paradigm has great potential for assessing clinical acceptability of ECG signals in improvement of accuracy and reliability of unsupervised diagnosis system.

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The main objective of this project is to design a solution for overcoming the parking issues that exist in public places such as malls, multiplexes etc. especially on weekends. The aim is to achieve this by using the concept of Internet of Things (IoT), wherein an Android Application is created for the customer, whose details are constantly updated by the hardware/server at the location. The features include unique identification for each vehicle, display of available parking slots on the mobile application, possibility of making reservations for the same, maintenance of a database (for the management).

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Utilities have traditionally employed or contracted meter readers to collect natural gas usage data, which is expensive and time consuming, and thus necessitates the need of smart natural gas metering. Existing gas metering systems mainly focus on measuring the amount of gas flowing through an MEMS thermal gas flow sensor and simply ignore the detailed gas composition. From computational fluid mechanics (CFD) simulations, however, we discover that gases with different compositions will cause different effects on the reading of an MEMS sensor. Based on a thorough analysis of the working principle of MEMS thermal gas flow sensor, we propose an innovative mechanism to compensate the errors caused by different types of natural gases on the sensor’s reading. The proposed solution first measures the physical property of metered gas to derive the composition correction coefficient that will then be used to correct the meter’s reading errors, considering the relation between the calorific value and physical property of natural gases. In this way, the proposed solution realizes a real-time multi-composition gas metering via thermal gas flow sensors. We implement and evaluate the proposed gas metering technique in various Internet of Things (IoT) systems, including industrial flow metering, gas metering in smart home, and gas metering in low-power widearea networks (LPWAN). Experiment results verify the innovative design and confirm that the proposed solution features high sensitivity, high precision, and high range ratio.

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In the present project, a wireless connection (via Bluetooth) is made between a mobile device and a light control system, in order to manage the on and off of the domestic light. This application can be adapted to any electrical installation, only adding a Bluetooth touch panel, allowing the disabled people in the mobility, control the on and off of the lights of your home, regardless of where you are in your home, manage it from your own mobile device or from the touch panels installed in strategic places of your home. This application has been developed using the software autodesk circuit and bluetooth over Arduino, allowing this circuit can be managed or controlled from a mobile phone that has Android technology. In this way we take advantage of the advantages offered by the use of wireless connections (Bluetooth) in everyday life.

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is entering the daily operation of many industries; applications include but are not limited to smart cities, smart grids, smart homes, physical security, e-health, asset management, and logistics. For example, the concept of smart cities is emerging in multiple continents, where enhanced street lighting controls, infrastructure monitoring, public safety and surveillance, physical security, gunshot detection, meter reading, and transportation analysis and optimization systems are being deployed on a city-wide scale. A related and cost-effective user-level IoT application is the support of IoT-enabled smart buildings. Commercial space has substantial requirements in terms of comfort, usability, security, and energy management. IoT-based systems can support these requirements in an organic manner. In particular, power over Ethernet, as part of an IoT-based solution, offers disruptive opportunities in revolutionizing the in-building connectivity of a large swath of devices. However, a number of deployment-limiting issues currently impact the scope of IoT utilization, including lack of comprehensive end-to-end standards, fragmented cybersecurity solutions, and a relative dearth of fully-developed vertical applications. This paper reviews some of the technical opportunities offered and the technical challenges faced by the IoT in the smart building arena.

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In a world with an accelerated population aging, there is an increasingly interest in developing solutions for the elderly living assistance. The Internet of Things is a new reality that is completely changing our everyday life, and promises to revolutionize modern healthcare by enabling a more personalized, preventive and collaborative form of care. Aiming to combine these two important topics, this work presents an IoT-ready solution for the elderly living assistance which is able to monitor and register patients vital information as well as to provide mechanisms to trigger alarms in emergency situations. Its effective low-power/low-cost and wireless characteristics turns this solution suitable to be used anywhere and by anyone, in a discrete and comfortable wristband. Experiments demonstrated a good system performance for the implemented functionalities, and regarding the autonomy we obtained an average battery lifetime of 306 hours (around 12 days). For the working range, the system have proved to perform well within a range of 60 meters before the out-of-range warning being triggered.

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The world of control is an exciting field that has exploded with new technologies where the Internet of Things (IoT) vision becomes reality. This paper proposes a multiple motion controlling mechanism of a robotic car using Raspberry Pi which works as master and Arduino UNO which works as slave. Each device is uniquely identifiable by the controlling software which is the core concept of IoT. Client manages the activities of the car from remote or distant places over the internet by voice commands and Universal Windows Application and also able to get data and feedback. The main contribution of this paper is that it leverages the efficiency of robot's motion controlling system because robotic car can receive direct commands at a time from multiple sources which make the maneuvering system more efficient. Both device and client do not need to be online at the same time. Commands and data are stored in cloud service which delivers them when the device is ready to receive. A GPS system is incorporated thus clients can trace the car. The system has ultrasonic distance sensor for avoiding obstacles coming in between its path. We present the architecture and design of the Raspberry Pi and Arduino communication software and illustrate how to control the car by means of commands and application.

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Roadway safety is a serious public health issue. Vehicle crashes on the roads and highways cost loss of lives and damages to properties. Technology exists today to help identify and respond quickly to crashes, which is specially critical in rural areas. A feature that enables a car to warn its driver against an eminent crash or to recommend the proper speed based on traffic and weather conditions is much needed in today's Internet of Things (IoT) era. Connected Vehicle (CV) technologies are contributing towards fulfilling this need. In this paper, we present a safety driving system through a cooperative hazard awareness and avoidance (CHAA) system based on V2V (vehicle-to-vehicle) and V2I (vehicle-to-infrastructure) communications. Our approach is based on DSRC-based V2V communications. It aims to alert drivers and recommend the proper speeds for vehicles that are approaching a hazardous zone due, for instance, to low visibility conditions. We also validate the proposed hazard alert and speed recommender system under various scenarios through simulations using the iTetris platform and SUMO simulator and we demonstrate its outperformance, compared to a regular environment, in terms of risk reduction and road safety efficiency. To this end, we have adapted iTetris by updating some of its existing features (like the Geo-broadcast routing capability) which is another contribution of this paper.

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Internet of Things (IoT) is a world-wide network connecting all the smart objects together. It is the way in which all things are enabled to talk with each other. Whenever those smart things being connected over internet are restricted to only vehicles, then it is called as Internet of Vehicles (IoV). With continuously increasing urban population and rapidly expanding cities, vehicle ownership has been increasing at an exponential rate. Hence, traffic management has become a great problem in our day today life. This paper provides IoV based traffic management solution to overcome the problem that is prevailing in our daily life.

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In this paper we build an MQTT(Message Queue Telemetry Transportation) broker on Amazon Web Service(AWS). The MQTT broker has been utilized as a platform to provide the Internet of Things(IoT) services which monitor and control room temperatures, and sense, alarm, and suppress fire. Arduino was used as the IoT end device connecting sensors and actuators to the platform via Wi-Fi channel. We created smart home scenario and designed IoT massages satisfying the scenario requirement. We also implemented the smart some system in hardware and software, and verified the system operation. We show that MQTT and AWS are good technical candidates for small IoT business applications.

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Under industry 4.0, Internet of Things U+0028 IoT U+0029, especially radio frequency identification U+0028 RFID U+0029 technology, has been widely applied in manufacturing environment. This technology can bring convenience to production control and production transparency. Meanwhile, it generates increasing production data that are sometimes discrete, uncorrelated, and hard-to-use. Thus, an efficient analysis method is needed to utilize the invaluable data. This work provides an RFID-based production data analysis method for production control in IoT-enabled smart job-shops. The physical configuration and operation logic of IoT-enabled smart job-shop production are firstly described. Based on that, an RFID-based production data model is built to formalize and correlate the heterogeneous production data. Then, an eventdriven RFID-based production data analysis method is proposed to construct the RFID events and judge the process command execution. Furthermore, a near big data approach is used to excavate hidden information and knowledge from the historical production data. A demonstrative case is studied to verify the feasibility of the proposed model and methods. It is expected that our work will provide a different insight into the RFIDbased production data analysis.