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DOGFEEDER WITH NOTIFICATION AND CONTROL VIA SMS

A Project Study Presented to The Faculty of the College of Information Technology and Engineering De La Salle Lipa In partial fulfilment the requirement for the Degree of BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATIONSENGINEERING by

DEL RIO, ARGUS F.LALUNIO, WILSON Z.MIRASOL, IVAN C

TABLE OF CONTENTS

2011

 

Chapter

1

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

Introduction 1 Objectives of the Study 3 Significance of the Study 4 Conceptual Background 5

Scope and Delimitations of the Project 9 Definition of Terms 10

2

REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE AND STUDIES

Review of Related Literature 12

Review of Related Studies 20 Synthesis 22

3

METHODOLOGY

Pre-design Stage 26Design Stage 26Development Stage 27Testing Sta

METHODOLOGY

Pre-design Stage 26 Design Stage 26 Development Stage 27 Testing Stag 28

Chapter 2 REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE AND STUDIES Review of Related Literature

In completing this project study, the proponents have found the following studies and literature as

relevant to the system being

proposed. The theories and descriptions have been taken as

guidance in completing this project. This chapter will present and give an overview about some application that uses SMS application, the use of weight sensors and other related project that use microcontroller as the main controller. Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM)Mobile phones connect to the GSM (Global System for Mobile Communication) by locating the cells of different sizes which includes macro, micro, femto, umbrella and pico cells in the network surroundings. Macro cells are the largest cells that cover radio signals. Micro cells cover a small geographical. Pico cell is a wireless communication scheme and cover a small geographical area. Femto cell is a small base station designed to provide the needs of minor business area

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Application of GSM is dependent upon its frequency. All 2G and 3G cell phones have GSM. 2G mobile technology has brought a revolution to the mobile technologies so that the 2G technologies replace by3G technologies like EDGE and UMTS (“GSM Technology” , 2010).

Foreign study

A study entitled “SMS Based Wireless Home Appliance Control System for Automating Appliances and Security” by Sikandar

et al.(2009),demonstrated two sub-system for automating appliances and security purposes via SMS. The appliance control subsystem enables the user to control home appliances using SMS. The system is capable to instruct user via SMS, from a specific cell number, to change the condition of the home appliance according to the user’s needs and requirements. The second system is about security alert which is achieved in a way that on the detection of intrusion the system allows automatic generation of SMS thus alerting the user against security risk. System allowed the provision of security such that system took no action against the instruction received from unauthorized number. The required task was performed only when the pre-configured number instructed the system.

The study entitled “A Proto-Type for Home Automation Using GSM Technology” by Srinivasa (2010)

, utilizes the technology of GSM (Global System for Mobile Communication) to control electrical device at home from a remote location using a mobile phone. This is achieved by sending an SMS to a receiver present at home which is in turn connected to a hardware kit. The SMS then received by the receiver is transmitted to the microcontroller using a serial port. The microcontroller then reads the

message received and controls the appropriate device. The study made use of a microcontroller

specifically AT90S8515

microcontroller with an assembly language coded program which is

stored in a built-in flash memory of the microcontroller. A relay circuit is use for protection against strong reverse current. The GSM modem served as the transmitter/receiver of the system

   

Local Study Abdul et al. (2010), Conducted a project study entitled “SMS Based Water Level Monitoring System”

Is a device that can detect and monitor the level of water and with the use of cell phone, it will warn the people concerned for the shortest time possible when water is in critical level. The proponents used a mechanical type of sensor specifically the water level sensor. The proponents made use of the combination of the conductivity system and the float system. They used plastic floater to easily float in the water having sensor switch connected in the floater. The system is composed of Zilog Encore Z8F6421 as microcontroller, BenQ as the GSM Module, Buzzer and three-switch sensor with floater. The sensor was connected to the ground to be activated and it sends the signal to the Zilog Encore Z8F6421 microcontroller. There were three levels of warning message and when the third level of warning message was activated the system sent a warning message to the BENQ GSM module and an irritating buzzer will activate to warn the concerned people.

Bonares, et al. (2007) conducted a project study entitled “SMS Integrated Home Security System”

Demonstrated the use of GSM technology by designing a security device that can monitor and at the same time send SMS informing the concerned person automatically through the network provider, when there is fire, smoke, and intruder inside the home in the shortest possible time . The sensors will serve as the switches of the security system. When one of the sensors is triggered it will send a digital signal to the microcontroller. The microcontroller will then facilitate the whole process in sending the message to the mobile equipment then to the network provider until it reaches the destination or the cell phone of the owner.

Synthesis

Two groups of researchers made use of the same concept of controlling devices using GSM technology. The research entitled “SMS Based Wireless Home Appliance Control System (HACS) for Automating Appliances and Security” made use of a GSM module as a transceiver of the device. PC is used as the controlling element of the device. The study Entitled “A Proto -Type for Home Automation Using GSM Technology” also uses a GSM module as a transceiver of the device. This study is able to control their respective devices at home from a remote location by a simple mobile phone. This is achieved by sending an SMS to receiver present at home which is in turn connected to a

hardware kit. Both studies are related to this project study since all study uses a GSM module as a means of connection between the user and the device. Also through SMS, the studies are able to control their respective devices wirelessly. The concept of notification via SMS was implemented by two more study; they only vary in the sensor use for the triggering of notification. The project entitled “ SMS based water-level monitoring system ” is uses a floater that will activate a switch once the water reach a certain level. By using GSM module specifically a, BenQ as the GSM module, notification is then sent to the GSM network to the concerned person through SMS. The controlling element used Zilog family. Another study Entitled” SMS Integrated home security system ” uses a sensor that will activate when fire, smoke or intruder is detected. Upon activation, notification will be sent through the GSM network using a GSM module as a transmitter for SMS sending. Both studies are related to this study since both studies are able to send notification regarding a certain situation or event using SMS as a means of communication between the user and the devices.