anybody having knowledge in this title. please guide me for this project.
rf based automated meter reading
An electricity meter or energy meter is a device that measures the amount of electric energy consumed by a residence, business, or an electrically powered device.
Electricity meters are typically calibrated in billing units, the most common one being the kilowatt hour. Periodic readings of electric meters establishes billing cycles and energy used during a cycle.
Automatic Energy meter is the technology of automatically collecting consumption, diagnostic, and status data from energy metering devices and transferring that data to a central database for billing, troubleshooting, and analyzing.
This technology mainly saves utility providers the expense of periodic trips to each physical location to read a meter. Another advantage is that billing can be based on near real-time consumption rather than on estimates based on past or predicted consumption. This timely information coupled with analysis can help both utility providers and customers better control the use and production of electric energy.
For this you will require RF Trans Receiver Module for communication between the controller and the PC at MSEB's end. And a software in PC to get the metere reading automatically and cut it off if payment is not made.
i m also designing this as my last year project
electricity meter... it is digital shows tow parameter consuming energy & total unit
for storing unit it require eeprom
& for converting current it require ADC
both need can be satisfied by ATmega 16
but I hav problem in transmitting data through RF module...
is there any sync. bit require to send while transmitting????