This topic focus on the definition of the system requirements, specification and architecture of the intelligent control unit. This requirement mainly includes the functional requirements, non-functional requirements, performance requirements and data requirements. Knowing this requirement, it would help the end user in getting more clearer ideas of the expected system and definition of the control needed.
This topic defines the Sensor Network to collect data from the target building, aiming to help selecting and executing a detailed monitoring and metering of energy consumption and indoor environment, and help in verifying the final performance of the building. The sensor network described in this topic mainly includes low cost monitoring components and also an innovative autonomous mobile platform, which are oriented on the evaluation of site indoor environment parameters measurement, such as: thermal comfort, relative humidity, and air quality, together with energy consumption.
This topic introduces the overall picture of the intelligent control unit, software specification, hardware specification, and its system architecture. It is also expected to help the end user to better define the wanted system if new needs immerge.
This topic introduces the overall concept the status of the state-of-art acoustic sensing and mobile robot technology, which was used in a shopping centre in Ecoshopping technology and could be further implemented in other sectors or application. The Project Group for Hearing, Speech and Audio Technology at the Fraunhofer IDMT develops hardware and software for capturing and processing acoustic data in cable-based or wireless sensor networks. The sensor node is based on a software framework for acoustic event recognition which can be connected to existing technological back-ends via standardised interfaces and communication protocols. The Fraunhofer IDMT offers robust signal processing methods and a wide range of recogniser modules which can be adapted to different application scenarios.