Building Automation

Wired-Wireless Unified Building Network using BACnet-ZigBee Gateway

Build­ing Automa­tion Exper­i­men­tal Mod­el Set­up Plan
Con­struct­ed Build­ing Automa­tion Exper­i­men­tal Model
Net­work Dia­gram of the Wired-Wire­less Uni­fied Build­ing Network
Con­cep­tu­al Struc­ture of a BAC­net-Zig­Bee Gateway
Pho­to­graph of the BAC­net-Zig­Bee Gateway
Hard­ware Block Dia­gram of the BAC­net-Zig­Bee Gateway
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Com­mu­ni­ca­tion net­works are used to man­age and con­trol build­ing facil­i­ties in an effec­tive man­ner. The build­ing automa­tion con­trol net­work (BAC­net) is a stan­dard data com­mu­ni­ca­tion pro­to­col designed specif­i­cal­ly for build­ing automa­tion sys­tems, and plays an impor­tant role as a rep­re­sen­ta­tive build­ing net­work. How­ev­er, BAC­net does not sup­port a wire­less chan­nel, which would bring about sev­er­al advan­tages, includ­ing reduced instal­la­tion cost and eased place­ment con­straints on the trans­ceivers, as well as the intro­duc­tion of flex­i­ble exten­sions and mobile device con­nec­tiv­i­ty. Cur­rent­ly, the intro­duc­tion and stan­dard­iza­tion of Zig­Bee as a BAC­net wire­less chan­nel is under con­sid­er­a­tion by both the BAC­net and Zig­Bee orga­ni­za­tions. This paper describes a method of imple­ment­ing a BAC­net-Zig­Bee gateway.
  1. Seok Che­ol Park, Woo Suk Lee, Se Hwan Kim, Seung Ho Hong, and Peter Palen­sky, “Imple­men­ta­tion of a BAC­net-Zig­Bee Gate­way,” IEEE inter­na­tion­al con­fer­ence on indus­tri­al infor­mat­ics (INDIN 2010), pp.40–45, Osa­ka, Japan, Jul 2010.