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A High-Resolution Open Source Platform for Building Envelope Thermal Performance Assessment Using a Wireless Sensor Network

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Institute for Infrastructure and Environment, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, UK
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Institute of Sensors, Signals and Systems, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, UK
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Sensors 2020, 20(6), 1755; https://doi.org/10.3390/s20061755
Received: 24 January 2020 / Revised: 5 March 2020 / Accepted: 19 March 2020 / Published: 21 March 2020
This paper presents an in-situ wireless sensor network (WSN) for building envelope thermal transmission analysis. The WSN is able to track heat flows in various weather conditions in real-time. The developed system focuses on long-term in-situ building material variation analysis, which cannot be readily achieved using current approaches, especially when the number of measurement hotspots is large. This paper describes the implementation of the proposed system using the heat flow method enabled through an adaptable and low-cost wireless network, validated via a laboratory experiment. View Full-Text
Keywords: heat flow; open platform; thermal performance; wireless sensor network heat flow; open platform; thermal performance; wireless sensor network
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Lihakanga, R.; Ding, Y.; Medero, G.M.; Chapman, S.; Goussetis, G. A High-Resolution Open Source Platform for Building Envelope Thermal Performance Assessment Using a Wireless Sensor Network. Sensors 2020, 20, 1755.

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