This project will develop a tool to support the embedded monitoring and fault isolation forming the basis for automated continuous commissioning of heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The project will develop:
- A diagnostics system to incorporate residual analysis and fault isolation for continuous-valued inputs from building systems data.
- Simulation of Fault Detection and Diagnostics “what if” scenarios using the extended system to isolate faults in the wireless network and building components.
- Wireless sensor/actuator network design, deployment and network-monitoring tool.
- Generation and execution of embedded code from a suitable middleware platform deployed in a building test-bed.
- Parameter-updating of wireless network and diagnostic algorithms using live building performance data to maintain the building energy consumption at design-intent levels. 6. Reduced order HVAC models that consider fault detection.
|Participating Research Institutions||Contact|
|Computer Science, University College Cork||Prof. Gregory Provan (Lead PI)|
|Civil Engineering, National University of Ireland Galway||Dr Marcus Keane|
|Nimbus Centre for Embedded Systems Research, Cork Institute of Technology||Dr Dirk Pesch|
|Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCC||Dr Dominic O’Sullivan|
|Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Eindhoven (Technical Advisor)||Prof. dr. ir. Twan Basten|
|Institute for Applied Computer Science, Technical University of Dresden (Technical Advisor)||Prof. Dr. Ing.- habil Klaus Kabitzsch|
|Simulation Research Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Technical Advisor)||Dr Michael Wetter|