Component level cyber-physical systems integration: A light fixtures example

A. Akanmu, C. J. Anumba, J. I. Messner, S. Lee

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3 Scopus citations

Abstract

Digitally addressable lighting systems offer tremendous opportunities for performance monitoring and control of individual light fixtures. However, the locations of individual light fixtures within a building are not easily differentiable; as such, facility managers cannot easily distinguish and control each fixture. Virtual models contain semantic representation of objects which enable users to visually identify, distinguish and interactively monitor and control building components. To monitor and control light fixtures from these models, each physical fixture needs to be tightly integrated with its virtual representation such as to enable bi-directional coordination. Bi-directional coordination between virtual models and physical light fixtures offers tremendous opportunities for enhancing progress monitoring during construction, and performance monitoring and control during the operations and maintenance phase. Thus, this paper presents an approach to component-level cyber-physical systems integration using light fixtures as an example. A system architecture describing the enabling technologies and their roles is presented and a practical implementation is also presented to demonstrate the functionality and utility of the proposed approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputing in Civil Engineering - Proceedings of the 2012 ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering
Pages437-444
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering - Clearwater Beach, FL, United States
Duration: Jun 17 2012Jun 20 2012

Publication series

NameCongress on Computing in Civil Engineering, Proceedings

Other

Other2012 ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityClearwater Beach, FL
Period6/17/126/20/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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