Enabling self-aware smart buildings by augmented reality

Muhammad Aab, Sid Chi Kin Chau, Majid Khonji

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Abstract

Conventional HVAC control systems are usually incognizant of the physical structures and materials of buildings. ese systems merely follow pre-set HVAC control logic based on abstract building thermal response models, which are rough approximations to true physical models, ignoring dynamic spatial variations in built environments. To enable more accurate and responsive HVAC control, this paper introduces the notion of self-aware smart buildings, such that buildings are able to explicitly construct physical models of themselves (e.g., incorporating building structures and materials, and thermal ow dynamics). e question is how to enable self-aware buildings that automatically acquire dynamic knowledge of themselves. is paper presents a novel approach using augmented reality. e extensive user-environment interactions in augmented reality not only can provide intuitive user interfaces for building systems, but also can capture the physical structures and possibly materials of buildings accurately to enable real-time building simulation and control. is paper presents a building system prototype incorporating augmented reality, and discusses its applications.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicatione-Energy 2018 - Proceedings of the 9th ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems
Pages261-265
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450357678
DOIs
StatePublished - 12 Jun 2018
Event9th ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems, e-Energy 2018 - Karlsruhe, Germany
Duration: 12 Jun 201815 Jun 2018

Publication series

Namee-Energy 2018 - Proceedings of the 9th ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems

Conference

Conference9th ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems, e-Energy 2018
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityKarlsruhe
Period12/06/1815/06/18

Keywords

  • Augmented reality
  • Smart buildings

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