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).
COSMGrid was developed within the scope of Energy Futures. COSMGrid applies good practices from Computer Science to design a cost effective and flexible microgrid.
It is based on off-the-shelf power electronic components (including inverters) that are controlled and monitored by an open source infrastructure based on AVR microcontrollers (Arduino).
For various projects in the scope of sensor networks it is often necessary to benchmark their performance in terms of energy consumption and computing performance. Measuring energy consumption with a osciloscope can be cumbersome.