Demo abstract: Towards a wireless building management system with minimum change to the building protocols

Qinghua Luo, Abraham Hang Yat Lam, Dan Wang, Daniel Wai Tin Chan, Yu Peng, Xiyuan Peng

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Abstract

We develop a wireless system that can (partially) substitute the wired infrastructure underlying Building Automation and Control Networks (BACnet) of the Building Management System (BMS). There are efforts (e.g. from ZigBee alliance) in developing the wireless components for BMS, they build from bottom up which may lead to change and re-standardization of a new BACnet protocol. There are also entirely new infrastructure proposed (e.g. sMAP) to collect physical information, however, these schemes require a longer time to be adopted. Our system is designed to support BACnet without any modification. We believe that our design experience is useful for other applications where wired infrastructure and upper layer protocols that are complete and well established, and is considered to be cost-effective in converting the system to (partially) wireless. Our experience shows that a direct replacement of wires into wireless links does not work. There are a number of difficulties, including the strict and harsh time constraints for frames to be transmitted before the system consider it as timeout. Our solution is to propose an asynchronous-response framework so as to keep the control flow of the upper layers protocol intact. In this demo, we will 1) bring the physical devices and explain our system on-site and 2) play a experiment video of our system that recorded in real environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2012 IEEE/ACM 3rd International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, ICCPS 2012
Number of pages1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2012
Event2012 IEEE/ACM 3rd International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, ICCPS 2012 - Beijing, China
Duration: 17 Apr 201219 Apr 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2012 IEEE/ACM 3rd International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, ICCPS 2012

Conference

Conference2012 IEEE/ACM 3rd International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, ICCPS 2012
Country/TerritoryChina
CityBeijing
Period17/04/1219/04/12

Keywords

  • BACnet
  • BMS
  • Building Automation
  • Building Management System

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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