Project Code: 17036
Project Title: Smart Museum Display Cabinet
Project Type: Industry
Project Intellectual Property: Company Controlled
Project Citizenship Restriction: No
Sponsor Company: GEOST
Description: Project goal: To create a modern museum display cabinet that improves the protection and display of valuable items.Museum cabinet technology has remained fairly stagnant since its origin. In addition to protecting valuables from wear, dust and theft, contemporary museum cabinets must also consider factors such as temperature and lighting.The smart cabinet design incorporates wireless communication to control and monitor cabinet parameters. Using an advanced thermal model, a temperature-based thermal control system was designed. High-quality illumination is provided by LEDs with a high color-rendering index. The systems also incorporate a purpose-built power supply and a wireless entry notification system. Using an embedded microcontroller in the cabinet itself, the user is able to wirelessly control protective-action temperature thresholds and individual shelf lighting levels through a graphical user interface. This graphical user interface also displays entry notifications to the user when a cabinet door is opened.