WSAN QoS Driven Control Model for Building Operations

  • Alie El-Din Mady
  • Menouer Boubekeur
  • Gregory Provan
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 73)


Currently wireless based control systems lack appropriate development methodologies and tools. The control model and its underlying wireless network are typically developed separately, which can lead to unstable and suboptimal implementations. In this paper we introduce a hybrid-based design methodology that considers the performance parameters of the Wireless Sensor and Actuator Network (WSAN) in order to develop an optimized control system tailored to the specific application environment and sensor network conditions. We first identify the boundaries of the control parameters that maintain stable and optimal control model. Within these boundaries,we determine the optimal WSAN Quality of Service (QoS) parameters through a tuning process in order to reach to optimal Control/WSAN design as illustrated in the case study. The methodology has been illustrated through a distributed lighting control developed using our hybrid/multi-agent platform.


Hybrid System Multi-agent System Building Automation WSAN PPD-Controller 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alie El-Din Mady
    • 1
  • Menouer Boubekeur
    • 1
  • Gregory Provan
    • 1
  1. 1.Cork Complex Systems Lab (CCSL), Computer Science DepartmentUniversity College Cork (UCC)CorkIreland

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