Energy-Monitoring Wireless Networked System (EMWINS)

Introduction

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:

  1. A diagnostics system to incorporate residual analysis and fault isolation for continuous-valued inputs from building systems data.
  2. Simulation of Fault Detection and Diagnostics “what if” scenarios using the extended system to isolate faults in the wireless network and building components.
  3. Wireless sensor/actuator network design, deployment and network-monitoring tool.
  4. Generation and execution of embedded code from a suitable middleware platform deployed in a building test-bed.
  5. 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

 

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