SenSys/BuildSys 2015

alt text I attended SenSys and BuildSys in Seoul, South Korea from 1-5 November to do a demonstration on our progress with Babel. Our short paper can be found here. …

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BUSICO3D

alt text With BUSICO3D, we developed a system that provides: (i) a virtual representation of a building as a more natural interface for human interaction, and (ii) an integration of simulation and control that allows the testing of configurations without any harm on the physical building or personal environment (see Figure 1). BUSICO3D uses sMAP as an abstraction layer for accessing and describing various sensors and actuators of the physical building. The structure of the physical building is derived from an imported BIM (Building information modeling) model. …

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COSMGrid

alt text COSMGrid is a microgrid platform based on commodity hardware and open source, open protocol software. The design of COSMGrid relies on a network of microcontrollers that monitor and control stand-alone power generation and storage nodes. As a result, COSMGrid can readily integrate existing stand-alone photovoltaic installations. COSMGrid can be configured based on the characteristics of the power electronics hardware that is available, or based on the power sharing policies agreed upon by a community of end-users. It is an important step towards a popular, open microgrid solution that can be appropriated by local communities in developing regions.

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Node Benchmarking

alt text Sensor networks require sensor nodes. The energy available for the operation of these nodes is often limited. Nodes are battery powered or run of energy harvesting technologies like solar or motion. An optimization of energy consumption of these nodes is therefore crucial. We have developed a platform to perform these performance tests.

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