Internet of Things Lab

Internet of Things Lab

 

This IoT Lab focuses its activity in the usage of ICT-based tools to achieve a sustainable research. In this lab, devices for energy consumption monitoring are designed, developed and deployed. These devices are also able to act on loads (by switching them or reading state change signals) and affect energy consumption. These devices are part of a system called BatNet.

The activities which take place in this lab aim to achieve an energy efficient state by optimising energy consumption. This goal is approached through the installation of several devices to monitor relevant parameters such as temperature, humidity, luminosity, noise and power consumption. These devices are also used to modify the value of a set of parameters which manage lighting systems, HVAC systems or presence controlled systems. These functionalities are managed by means of a middleware and a set of applications which allow users to monitor and interact with those parameters.

 

The facilities and techniques offered are included in the CAM (Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid) Infrastructures Network of Laboratories with registry number 429.

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CAM Laboratory 

 

More information available HERE and projects HERE

 

The majority of the infrastructures, facilities and techniques taking part into this lab are set around BatNet. BatNet is CeDInt’s own wireless sensor network.

The lowest layer (end IoT devices’ layer) is based on open standards such as IEEE 802.15.4 and 6LoWPAN, with custom made hardware for different purposes: power consumption metering, ambient parameters metering, light control, smart street lights… Appart from BatNet’s, other wireless technologies such as Sigfox, LoRaWAN or LTE are also used in this layer.

Upper layers are compound of servers and databases for data analysis, configuration and external applications support (such as Amazon Alexa integration or Spatia). Communications are encrypted at all layers, being the lowest layer the only optional for encryption.

Thanks to this open ecosystem, different purposes have been fulfilled for sundry projects which can be check on this page’s sections. Most of these developments have been targeted to enhance Energy Efficiency, for home, city, work and industry.

Location

The dependencies of the laboratories are located in the Centre of Energy Efficiency (Centro de Domótica Integral) in the Campus of Montegancedo.

More information HERE 

 

Contact telephone

Concierge Telephone: +34 910679600 

 

Contact email

info@cedint.upm.es

 

Scientific head

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Aunción Santamaria 

Technical head

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Edgar Saavedra

 

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Green Labs

Electrical consumption metering and control of the lamps of a green house module from CBGP in Campus de Montegancedo.

Smart Lightning

Deployment of intelligent street lights in Campus de Montegancedo providing presence detection and adaptative illumination dimming depending on the surrounding conditions.

Smart Building

Individual electrical consumption control for every electrical line of CeDInt’s building electrical panels with ambient parameters monitoring.

Self-Powering

Energy harvesting trials based on solar, vibration and magnetic induction energy harvesting to achieve self-powered IoT devices.


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CeDInt’s IoT Lab focuses its activity in the usage of ITC-based tools to achieve a sustainable research. In this lab, wireless IoT sensors and actuators such as ambient parameters sensors, power consumption metering devices, light dimmers, smart street lights, etc. can be used to fulfil project requests and act as a test bed for many different purposes.

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The interoperability room is a place where different energy efficiency technologies are deployed. They can be used as a whole to evaluate and test new approaches to energy efficiency and home automation. Here one can found commercial technologies and CeDInt’s own (BatNet) working together.

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