The energy-efficient embedded HW-SW platform which was originally developed for building automation opens up a wide range of applications.
Result of the project is a smart home system and services based on it, to benefit both the tenants and the operators of a property. There was certainly a need: none of the available home automation solutions for locks, fire and smoke detection or for technical monitoring was fully satisfactory. All vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, operate as standalone systems and, frequently, cost so much that they are unaffordable.
IMMS has contributed significantly to the Smart Home Services solution by creating a shared communications infrastructure to be used by all the sensors, actuators and processing units involved. There is to be a single pivot enabling integration and coordination of the various subsystems: the SHS system node, a compact, low-priced, energy-efficient mini computer that will acquire, process and transfer data within residential or other types of buildings. This node is a tiny box calling up the data from switches, sensors and utility meters then preparing them for further processing.
IMMS has developed a modular hardware and software platform – there are extension boards to allow the interface to be expanded. The Institute has laid the full software basis to enable future developers to exploit SHS potential in its fullest possible way. This basis is a Linux operating system optimized by IMMS for this purpose. It enables the hardware on which it is installed to be run with maximum energy savings, even for applications that require realtime capabilities. The base board consumes only 1 Watt (approximately) and at full load within the network it runs on only 1.7 Watts. No solution with comparable performance has achieved such low energy consumption to date.
IMMS further developed the SHS platform for different applications such as environmental monitoring.
Acronym / Name:SHS-Facility / Modular scalable embedded HW/SW platform for energy- and cost-optimised communications and data processing
Duration:2010 – 2012
Sebastian Bischoff, Bischoff-Elektronik
”At Bischoff Elektronik we have worked jointly with IMMS on the Smart Home Services (SHS) Facility project to develop an energy-efficient hardware and software platform for building automation applications. The Institute’s researchers never lost focus, remained flexible in responding to our desired alterations and were always concerned to achieve smooth cooperation.“
An Extensible Platform for Smart Home ServicesMarco Götze1. Wolfram Kattanek1. Rolf Peukert1.
In Faouzi Derbel, Nabil Derbel, Olfa Kanoun (Eds.), Communication and Signal Processing: Extended Papers (pp. 61–80). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2018, DOI: doi.org/10.1515/9783110470383-005, Book DOI: doi.org/10.1515/9783110470383, Online ISBN: 97831104703831IMMS Institut für Mikroelektronik- und Mechatronik-Systeme gemeinnützige GmbH, 98693 Ilmenau, Germany.
A Flexible Services and Communications Gateway for Smart Home and Monitoring ApplicationsMarco Götze1. Wolfram Kattanek1. Rolf Peukert1. Elena Chervakova1. Hannes Toepfer1,2. Jan Bumberger3. Peter Dietrich3.
in 21th International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM), Split-Primosten, Croatia, 2013, ISBN 978-953-290-041-5, www.proceedings.com/20133.htm1IMMS Institut für Mikroelektronik- und Mechatronik-Systeme gemeinnützige GmbH, Ilmenau. 2Ilmenau University of Technology, Department of Advanced Electromagnetics Ilmenau. 3Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department Monitoring and Exploration Technologies, Leipzig.Article
Energieeffizienzaspekte eingebetteter IKT-KomponentenWolfram Kattanek1.
57. Internationales Wissenschaftliches Kolloquium (IWK) der TU Ilmenau, Ilmenau, 03.09.2012-07.09.20121IMMS Institut für Mikroelektronik- und Mechatronik-Systeme gemeinnützige GmbH, Ilmenau.Talk
Smart Home Platform for the Integration of Image Information in Daily Life SituationsTino Hutschenreuther1. Marco Götze1. Wolfram Kattanek1.
13. SpectroNet Collaboration Forum, Konstanz, 17.04.20121IMMS Institut für Mikroelektronik- und Mechatronik-Systeme gemeinnützige GmbH, Ilmenau.Talk
Dr.-Ing. Tino Hutschenreuther
Head of System Design
tino.hutschenreuther(at)imms.de+49 (0) 3677 874 93 40
Dr. Tino Hutschenreuther will answer your questions on our research in Smart distributed measurement and test systems and the related core topics Analysis of distributed IoT systems, Embedded AI and Real-time data processing and communications, on the lead applications Adaptive edge AI systems for industrial application and IoT systems for cooperative environmental monitoring as well as on the range of services for the development of embedded systems.
The SHS:Facility project was funded by the “Land” of Thüringen and the European Union (EFRE), reference 2010 FE 9073.