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Implementing intelligent technical systems into smart homes by using model based systems engineering and multi-agent systems

J. Michael, M. Hillebrand, B. Wohlers, C. Henke, R. Dumitrescu, M. Meyer, A. Trächtler

2016/5/20

Abstract


This paper shows a methodologically interdisciplinary approach to develop smart homes by using Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and a Multi-Agent-System (MAS)
approach.
Using the methods and techniques of MBSE/MAS leads to an efficient development of a smart home and intelligent consumption of energy of the involved appliances. At the beginning there is a specification technique used to specify an appliance. This contains analysing the requirements,
evaluating the functionality of the system and choosing solution-elements. Each single system shows an intelligent, self-optimizing behaviour, which has to be up scaled to a socalled global optimum. This is reached by implementing connections between the appliances and a negotiation for available energy. Physical simulation models deliver the required energy for different processes and enable to predict the need of energy in prospective time segments. These physical models again need to be controlled by the controller models, which are also developed exemplarily in this paper. Therefore a structure of the controller is explained, which among others
contains the functionality of negotiation and optimization. This functionality is furthermore used to circumvent a defined energy-supply-bottleneck-situation.

Published in: Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ, Nº. 14)
Pages:359-364 Date of Publication: 2016/5/20
ISSN: 2172-038X Date of Current Version:2016/05/04
REF:320-16 Issue Date: May 2016
DOI:10.24084/repqj14.320 Publisher: EA4EPQ

Authors and affiliations

J. Michael, M. Hillebrand, B. Wohlers, C. Henke. R. Dumitrescu, , M. Meyer, A. Trächtler
Fraunhofer Project Group for Mechatronic System Design, Paderborn. Germany

Key words

Model-Based Systems Engineering, Multi-Agent Systems, Intelligent Technical Systems, Smart Home, Home Appliances

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