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Project SHS-Facility

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

Application:

|Building automation

Research field:


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Reference

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.“
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All publicationsSHS-Facility

Press release,

Informieren, Probieren, Mitmachen: das war die Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften in Erfurt

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UV-Strahlen und Datenmonitoring für Wasserdesinfektion in der Ilmenauer Schwimmhalle

UV-Reaktor von IL Metronic mit Kommunikationslösung des IMMS als Mittelstand-4.0-Demonstrator

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IMMS BASe-Box energieeffizientestes Board der "embedded world"

Hard- und Softwareplattform für die Gebäudeautomation verbraucht unter Volllast inklusive Netzwerkschnittstelle nur 1,7 Watt.

Press release,

IMMS zieht positive Bilanz aus der embedded world 2012

Das IMMS präsentierte sich auf der diesjährigen embedded world 2012, der weltweit größten Fachmesse für eingebettete Systeme, auf dem Gemeinschaftsstand des „Open Source Automation Development Lab“ (OSADL). Im Fokus standen Exponate, die energieeffiziente Hardware-Lösungen mit Open-Source-Software kombinieren. Das Institut stieß mit seinen Entwicklungen aus den Bereichen Energiemanagement elektronischer Systeme, Smart Home Services und industrielle eingebettete Systeme auf breite und positive…


Contact

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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.


Funding

The SHS:Facility project was funded by the “Land” of Thüringen and the European Union (EFRE), reference 2010 FE 9073.


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