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Sensors 2009, 9(10), 8197-8214; doi:10.3390/s91008197

A Distributed Sensor Network for the Control of a Bioclimatic House in Spain

ETSI Telecomunicación, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Avd. Complutense 30, 28040 Madrid, Spain
European Centre for Soft Computing, C. Gonzalo Gutiérrez Quirós S/N, 33600 Asturias, Spain
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Received: 11 June 2009 / Revised: 5 October 2009 / Accepted: 12 October 2009 / Published: 19 October 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue State-of-the-Art Sensors Technology in Spain)


The XXI century home should be a digital habitat, a connected residence, but at the same time it should be involved in sustainability and the environment. The location of new technologies at home, and its acceptance by the user, requires, among other actions, a significant diffusion and activity to be undertaken. This work proposes the development of a Smart House network designed for its integration into a sustainable and bioclimatic solar house. The paper focuses on a specific aspect of the house design, the control system bus, developed for the management of the different parameters, variables, sensors and actuators which coexist at home. Finally, the system has been installed in a laboratory bioclimatic house. Environmental variable experiments based on the control of passive elements, such as phase shift gels, are presented. Experimental results show that the system is able to benefit from the bioclimatic elements in the house by taking into account the user preferences.
Keywords: smart house; energy control; bioclimatic house smart house; energy control; bioclimatic house

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Gutiérrez, Á.; Jiménez-Leube, J.; Magdalena, L. A Distributed Sensor Network for the Control of a Bioclimatic House in Spain. Sensors 2009, 9, 8197-8214.

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