Short-range Monitoring of Marine AtoN Charge and Discharge Controller

해상용 항로표지 충·방전조절기의 근거리 모니터링

Ye, Seong-Hyeon;Han, Soonhee

  • Received : 2015.01.09
  • Accepted : 2015.02.23
  • Published : 2015.04.30


If the Visual Aids(light wave signs) is not supplied the general power it is using solar power system. These power supply systems, the role of the charge/discharge control is very important. Introduction of IT(AIS etc.) for the effective management of the AtoN(Aids to Navigation) is a Visual Aids has been added to the device using the power to charge/discharge control, the need increases. The current charge/discharge controller is attached to the inside of the AtoN and checks on and verification of the maritime environment, depending on the difficulty. In order to resolve these issues in this paper, the Bluetooth module is mounted on the inside of the charge/discharge controller and proposed a possible system monitoring at close range. Advantage of the system implemented is a simple configuration and low installation cost. In addition, it can be applied to a variety of AtoN. Also, it has been able to check the real-time status information of the charge/discharge controller at a short distance in to reduce inspection costs, and reduce risk factors that might occur during check.


Charge and discharge controller;AtoN;Mobile;Monitoring system


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