SMART CAMP: Environmental Sustainability Through Intelligent Automation Technologies
Wireless Building Automation is a complex problem dealing with a lot of trade offs: on one hand sensors and actuators have to be as energy-efficient as possible, while on the other hand the overall network should be performant and resilient enough to extend or even replace a wired backbone. In addition, the network should be able to serve existing IEEE 802.11 devices such as PDAs, cameras and laptops. Furthermore, surveillance, fire detection and other critical building automation applications require end-to-end Quality of Service support to ensure the bandwidth and delay requirements also in the case of high network loads. A networking technology that simultaneously fulfills all those requirements does not exist. This paper introduces a system architecture that combines heterogeneous technologies into an appropriate networking solution.