Field Trials and Developments for Automatic Meter Reading of Wireless Gas Meter in Urban Environments

Conference: VDE-Kongress 2010 - E-Mobility: Technologien - Infrastruktur - Märkte
11/08/2010 - 11/09/2010 at Leipzig, Deutschland

Proceedings: VDE-Kongress 2010

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Gubisch, Thomas; Lill, Dirk (Steinbeis Transferzentrum Embedded Design und Networking, Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Lörrach, Poststraße 35, 79423 Heitersheim, Germany)
Sikora, Axel (Studiengang Informationstechnik, Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Lörrach, Hangstraße 46-50, 79539 Lörrach, Germany)
Theurer, Andreas (WIEN ENERGIE Gasnetz GmbH, Erdbergstraße 236, 1110 Wien, Austria)

Automatic meter reading (AMR) is a stepping stone for flexible and real-time collection of consumed energy. Based on ecological efforts, legislation, and economical optimization, smart metering is a major driver for today’s energy, gas, and water utilities. This contribution reports on a field test with approx. 7.000 gas meters in one of the inner city districts in Vienna using unidirectional wireless M-Bus protocol implementation. For the measurement campaigns, tools and techniques are developed for commissioning, monitoring and gateway functionality.