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Electronics 2019, 8(1), 33; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics8010033

Embedded Microcontroller with a CCD Camera as a Digital Lighting Control System

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Department of Computer Science Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly, 411 10 Larissa, Greece
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Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, University of West Attica, Athens, 250 Thivon Avenue, 122 44 Egaleo, Greece
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Lighting Laboratory, National Technical University of Athens, 9 Ιroon Polytechniou str., 157 80 Zografou, Greece
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Received: 23 November 2018 / Revised: 21 December 2018 / Accepted: 23 December 2018 / Published: 1 January 2019
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Although with the advent of the LEDs the energy consumption in buildings can be reduced by 50%, there exists a potential for energy savings due to lighting controls. Moreover, lighting controls can ensure that the near zero energy requirements by EU can be achieved for near zero energy buildings (nZEBs). For this reason, more sophisticated lighting controls must be proposed in order to take full advantage of LEDs and their flexibility concerning dimming. This paper proposes the architecture of an embedded computer camera controller for monitoring and management of image data, which is applied in various control cases, and particularly in digitally controlled lighting devices. The proposed system deals with real-time monitoring and management of a GigE camera input. An in-house developed algorithm using MATLAB enables the identification of areas in luminance values. The embedded microcontroller is part of a complete lighting control system with an imaging sensor in order to measure and control the illumination of several working areas of a room. The power consumption of the proposed lighting system was measured and was compared with the power consumption of a typical photosensor. The functional performance and operation of the proposed camera control system architecture was evaluated based upon a BeagleBone Black microcontroller board. View Full-Text
Keywords: BeagleBone Black; GigE vision; lighting control; image processing; DALI BeagleBone Black; GigE vision; lighting control; image processing; DALI
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Adam, G.K.; Kontaxis, P.A.; Doulos, L.T.; Madias, E.-N.D.; Bouroussis, C.A.; Topalis, F.V. Embedded Microcontroller with a CCD Camera as a Digital Lighting Control System. Electronics 2019, 8, 33.

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