IN these days of insecurity and talks of energy efficiency, , a lecturer in the
According to Adoghe; he is into so many research areas such as energy management, home automation and network operation optimisation.
"We have the automated security operations. It is an already existing technology but we tried to modify it. There is the door access control system using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology so you can always access its usage via
Any person that has access to that particular environment will have an
Speaking on the second surveillance machine, Adoghe said it is also GSM-based. "It surveys the environment so if peradventure you try to break through the security, it immediately sets off alarm and at the same time send a text message to the owner saying there is an intruder in that environment. It will also send an alert to any security post in that environment."
Dr Adoghe and his team also worked on the control aspect of the generator, the operation, regulation etc just to make life easy for the user.
"You can start the generator manually if you are close to it but if not, you can start it remotely. If there is no power from the utility company, PHCN, the system can send text message to the owner and the generator that there is power failure, it is now left for you to either start the generator or leave it. But if you want to start the generator, you can send text message to the generator and once it receives the text message, it comes on. When power from PHCN is restored, it will automatically switch off the generator, a text message will be sent to you to alert you that PHCN is back, then the generator will go off. You can also send text messages to be able to monitor the parameters of the generator, whether there is oil, whether the battery is charged, etc.
We are now looking at coming up with fuel-less generator."
Developing a smart grid:
He noted that research is always costly, and one can do nothing without money "so that is why we are always looking for grants to be able to perfect some of our ideas and make a prototype before we can turn them into products. We are looking for grant to be able to build a prototype of the magic box. It will have so many power electronic configurations to be able to power these dissimilar generators together and power our small homes. It will be independent of PHCN. We call it autonomous grid operation."
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