Title: Implementation of a framework to integrate sensors and controllers

Authors: Ryan D. Weir, Gourab Sen Gupta, Donald G. Bailey

Addresses: Institute of Information Sciences and Technology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. ' Institute of Information Sciences and Technology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. ' Institute of Information Sciences and Technology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Abstract: A system architecture is proposed for integrating sensors, controllers, actuators and instrumentation within a common framework. The goal is to provide a flexible and scalable system. Extending the system, by adding additional components such as sensors or actuators, does not increase the overheads and is achieved seamlessly with minimal modification of the core controller programme. The architecture is generic and finds application in many areas such as home, office and factory automation, process and environmental monitoring, surveillance and robotics.

Keywords: sensors; controllers; actuators; instrumentation; scalable systems; data-centric architecture; integration framework; object oriented implementation; control systems.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISTA.2007.014123

International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications, 2007 Vol.3 No.1/2, pp.4 - 19

Available online: 22 Jun 2007 *

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