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
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.
- RESEARCH PUBLICATION
- 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.