Experimental Investigation of A Real-time Monitoring System for Cold Chain Logistics

Wei Wu, Fanyi Zhao, Chenwen Ma, George Q. Huang

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Abstract

In the cold chain logistics, a demand for capturing the real-time condition of products during delivery has increased notedly to assure product quality and satisfy customer's needs. In this study, an automation system assisted with IoT technologies to obtain timely temperature and humidity data inside a storage box has been developed. Also, its performance concerning signal transmission and adaptability in changing surroundings are tested in a comprehensive way. Five experimental scenarios are introduced to evaluate the effects of different potential influence factors on the overall performance, including interference among smart gateways, the configuration of gateways, the phenomenon of condensation, indoor movement, and outdoor movement. It simulates the actual case that nurses take storage boxes from the medicine warehouse to patients' rooms to dispatch drugs. Practical findings and insights have been disclosed so that they can be applied to designing and upgrading systems of similar features.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE 16th International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2020
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1201-1206
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728169040
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event16th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2020 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 20 Aug 202021 Aug 2020

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering
Volume2020-August
ISSN (Print)2161-8070
ISSN (Electronic)2161-8089

Conference

Conference16th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2020
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period20/08/2021/08/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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