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A Research Prototype of a Control and Measurement System Based on Smart Transducers

Dara-Abrams, Alec; Eidson, John C.; Hamilton, Bruce; Woods, Stan P.

HPL-95-90

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Abstract: A research prototype of a peer-to-peer control and measurement system based on networked smart transducers is described. The contributions of this system study are in three areas; 1) A network interface which defines a common data model, a set of operations, and the ability to customize the node operation in a consistent manner; 2) A transducer interface which supports the 'electronic data sheet' for transducers with voltage and digital outputs; 3) A set of node behaviors which simplify the installation and configuration of a group nodes to perform a measurement or control application. The LonWorks[TM] features used in the design will be discussed.

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