Designing an adaptive lighting control system for smart buildings and homes

Yuan Wang, Partha Dasgupta

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7 Scopus citations

Abstract

Lighting control in smart buildings and homes can be automated by having computer controlled lights and blinds along with illumination sensors that are distributed in the building. However, programming a large building light switches and blind settings can be time consuming and expensive. We present an approach that algorithmically sets up the control system that can automate any building without custom programming. This is achieved by making the system self calibrating and self learning. This paper described how the problem is NP hard but can be resolved by heuristics. The resulting system controls blinds to ensure even lighting and also adds artificial illumination to ensure light coverage remains adequate at all times of the day, adjusting for weather and seasons. In the absence of daylight, the system resorts to artificial lighting. Our method works as generic control algorithms and are not preprogrammed for a particular place. The feasibility, adaptivity and scalability features of the system have been validated through various actual and simulated experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICNSC 2015 - 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages450-455
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479980697
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015
Event2015 12th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, ICNSC 2015 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Apr 9 2015Apr 11 2015

Other

Other2015 12th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, ICNSC 2015
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period4/9/154/11/15

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Wang, Y., & Dasgupta, P. (2015). Designing an adaptive lighting control system for smart buildings and homes. In ICNSC 2015 - 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control (pp. 450-455). [7116079] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICNSC.2015.7116079