Power Consumption in Automated Service-Oriented Buildings using Fuzzy KNX Protocol
Sreejith Damodaran1, S. Bhavani2, K.Muthukumar3

1Sreejith Damodaran, Research Scholar, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Karpagam University, Coimbatore (TamilNadu), India.

2S. Bhavani, Professor & Head, Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore (TamilNadu), India.

3K.Muthukumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore (TamilNadu), India.

Manuscript received on 05 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 17 March 2019 | Manuscript Published on 22 March 2019 | PP: 666-674 | Volume-8 Issue-5S April 2019 | Retrieval Number: ES3502018319/19©BEIESP

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Abstract: Automating a building is considered to be a complex task with the availability of a large number of devices like home appliances, sensors etc. In addition to this, continuous monitoring of these devices requires extensive computing devices that route the devices with a needed protocol. Proper selection of a particular device that consumes more energy during an ideal time is an intelligent task. To efficiently conserve the energy in a building and to effectively monitor the activity of the device constantly, a novel architecture is proposed at network layer. This architecture makes use of KNX protocol that helps in routing the devices effectively from a monitoring station. In addition to this, to improve the monitoring and controlling activity from a main server fuzzy devices have been added with KNX protocol. Fuzzy KNX protocol is applied over both non-residential and residential buildings through this automated communication protocol. The devices are connected and interlinked with each other through two way bus or a full duplex channel that allows both controlling and monitoring at the same time. The feedback signals from the surrounding sensors for a particular appliance in a room environment is fed into fuzzy that helps in controlling the appliance through the control devices. This behavior has been divided into two modules: the first module has the control over each rooms and the second module controls each floor. Using this proposed model, reducing the consumption of electrical energy from unusual electrical appliances that are kept ON ideally is tried. The system is tested in building automation software that helps suitably in implementing the proposed model. Also from the results obtained it could be found that the Fuzzy KNX model works well in automating a building using a full duplex channel. Finally, this system helps in reducing the energy consumption in buildings derived from the simulated prototype.

Keywords: Energy Consumption, Fuzzy KNX Automation, Full Duplex System, Monitoring and Controlling.
Scope of the Article: Communication