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Sensors Application Using PIC16F877A Microcontroller
American Journal of Remote Sensing
Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2016, Pages: 13-18
Received: Jun. 11, 2016; Accepted: Jun. 27, 2016; Published: Jul. 21, 2016
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Huthaifa Ahmad Al_Issa, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Al-Balqa’ Applied University, Irbid, Jordan
Saed Thuneibat, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Al-Balqa’ Applied University, Irbid, Jordan
Mosa Abdesalam, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, USA
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In the 21st century, sensors have become common and part of everyday life. Such as touch-sensitive cell phones, computer monitors, elevator buttons, lamps that automatically dim or brighten, and even cars that park themselves. In addition, there are many applications of sensors that are hidden but control many facets of modern life such as in cars, airplanes, medical imaging, satellite communications and navigation. This research effort examines three sensor types, their data, and how to integrate it with a single microcontroller to accomplish simple tasks – dimming a light, sounding an alarm and showing a temperature rise. Three sensor types were used in this effort. First, an ultrasonic sensor was used to measure the distance from an object. A temperature sensor was used for monitoring temperature change from a human touch. Third, a Light Depending Resistor (LDR) sensor was used to detect different levels of light in a room. The goal of this research was to make a smart device that can be used to solve simple problems. Further applications could be applied to perform tasks such as controlling the temperature of a room or controlling the level of water in a meter. Also, robotics could be improved by providing information about distance to an object. Many applications can be enhanced based on this research.
Sensors, Microcontroller, Ultrasonic Sensor, Temperature Sensor, Light Sensor, Robot, Distance Measurement
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Huthaifa Ahmad Al_Issa, Saed Thuneibat, Mosa Abdesalam, Sensors Application Using PIC16F877A Microcontroller, American Journal of Remote Sensing. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2016, pp. 13-18. doi: 10.11648/j.ajrs.20160403.11
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