Wireless Sensor Systems
18 - 19 June 2012 | RIBA, London, UK
Professor Erol Gelenbe, Professor in the Dennis Gabor Chair, and Head of Intelligent Systems and Networks at Imperial College, London, UK
Sensors in Cyber-Physical Emergency Systems
Erol’s talk and paper surveys current research on wireless sensor-assisted evacuation and rescue systems and discusses related research in communications and sensor networks. Other important issues that we survey for large scale emergency response systems include distributed control, knowledge discovery, and prototyping platforms.
Erol Gelenbe, a Fellow of IEEE, of ACM and of the IET, is the Professor in the Dennis Gabor Chair, and Head of Intelligent Systems and Networks at Imperial College. An expert on computer and network systems performance evaluation, and author of four books, he created a branch of queuing theory called G-Networks.
Earlier, he developed the FLEXSIM manufacturing simulation concept and tool, and created the highly successful performance evaluation teams in France that also developed the QNAP Modeling/Simulation software tool suite. More recently he invented the Cognitive Packet Network routing protocol for Autonomic Communications.
He recently won best paper awards for sustainable IT, and his recent EPSRC projects include SATURN on secure infrastructures, and ALADDIN on agent based distributed systems. He is a member of the French National Academy of Engineering, foreign member of the Hungarian Academy of Science, fellow of the Turkish Science Academy, and member of Acadmie Europaea. He won the IET’s Oliver Lodge Medal in 2010, and ACM’s SIGMETRICS Life-Time Achievement Award in 2008.
He is Editor in Chief of the Computer Journal, and associate editor of other journals including Acta Informatica, Performance Evaluation.
John Corbett, UK Director, EnOcean GmbH
A new IEC standard for wireless harvesting sensing and control systems
The IEC has ratified a new standard – ISO/IEC 14543-3-10 – for wireless applications with ultra-low power consumption. It is the first wireless standard that is optimized for energy harvesting solutions and, therefore, self-powered wireless technology. Together with the EnOcean Equipment Profiles (EEPs) drawn up by the EnOcean Alliance, this international standard lays the foundation for fully interoperable, open wireless technology
This paper reviews the impact of standardising a wireless protocol that has been targeted primarily for sensing and control. Over viewing the types of harvesting technologies that can be employed the paper will also show what devices have been developed and how they are being used in a number of environments together with advantages in full scale deployments
The Paper reviews how International standardization will accelerate the development and implementation of energy-optimized wireless sensors and wireless sensor networks and how it will open up new markets and areas of application for energy harvesting solutions. In addition to the already established markets for home and building technology other uses will be discussed ranging from the smart home, smart metering and the smart grid to solutions for industry, logistics and transport.
John Corbett is the UK Director for EnOcean GmbH. EnOcean, which develops energy harvesting wireless technology, is a pioneer in this field. The company has been producing and marketing maintenance-free wireless sensor solutions for use in building and industrial automation for more than ten years. EnOcean-based products are currently installed in over 250,000 buildings around the world.
Members of the EnOcean Alliance have already introduced more than 850 EnOcean-based, interoperable products, all of which comply with the new standard