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

Romwald Lihakanga, Yuan Ding, Gabriela M. Medero, Samuel Chapman, George Goussetis

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1755
JournalSensors
Volume20
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2020

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Keywords

  • Open platform
  • Thermal performance
  • Wireless sensor network
  • heat flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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