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Automatic Monitoring of a Vodafone Radiocommunication Base Station

Travassos, ; Alegria, F.

Automatic Monitoring of a Vodafone Radiocommunication Base Station, Proc IAENG International Conf. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering - ICEEE, London, United Kingdom, Vol. -, pp. - - -, July, 2008.

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This paper presents an automatic measurement system used to monitor the power consumption and air temperature of a radiocommunication base station built by Vodafone Portugal. The system is centered on a microcontroller and has sensors for voltage, current and temperature measurement as well as a secure digital card for data storage and a real time clock for accurate timekeeping. The purpose of the system is to measure the power consumption of the different elements inside the base station and correlate them with the radiocommunication traffic in order to access the efficiency of the station and propose ways to reduce operating cost.