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Sensors in Intelligent Buildings

Sensors in Intelligent Buildings

Oliver Gassmann (Editor), Hans Meixner (Editor), Joachim Hesse (Series Editor), Julian W. Gardner (Series Editor), Wolfgang Göpel (Series Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-60030-4

May 2002

400 pages

Select type: O-Book


Taken as a whole, this series covers all major fields of application for commercial sensors, as well as their manufacturing techniques and major types. As such the series does not treat bulk sensors, but rather places strong emphasis on microsensors, microsystems and integrated electronic sensor packages. Each of the individual volumes is tailored to the needs and queries of readers from the relevant branch of industry.

A comprehensive survey for engineers and scientists on the different sensor types for energy efficiency, security, maintenance management and smart house devices. As such, the text covers air conditioning, large premises control, service and installation monitoring as well as emergency control. It also discusses the strengths and weaknesses in each case, illustrating which sensor is used in which subsystem and why.
List of Contributors.


Sensors in Intelligent Buildings: Overview and Trends (O. Gassmann & H. Meixner).


Intelligent Air-conditioning Control (A. So & B. Tse).

NEUROBAT - A Self-Commissioned Heating Control System Using Neural Networks (J. Krauss, et al.).

Air Quality Measurement and Management (H.-E. Endres).

Sensor-based Management of Energy and Thermal Comfort (T. Bernard & H.-B. Kuntze).

Wireless and M-Bus enabled Metering Devices (D. Mrozinski).

Sensors in HVAC Systems for Metering and Energy Cost Allocation (G. Mügge).

Pressure Sensors in the HVAC Industry (Y. Lüthi, et al.).


Fieldbus Systems (D. Dietrich, et al.).

Wireless In-building Networks (M. Barnard).

Sensor Systems in Modern High-rise Elevators (E. Marchesi, et al.).

Sensing Chair and Floor Using Distributed Contact Sensors (H. Tan, et al.).


Life Safety and Security Systems (M. Thuillard, et al.).

Biometric Authentication for Access Control (C. Busch).

Smart Cameras for Intelligent Buildings (B. Hosticka).

Load Sensing for Improved Construction Site Safety (P. Fuhr & D. Huston).


Maintenance Management in Industrial Installations (J. Kahn).

WWFM - Worldwide Facility Management (R. Reinema).


Sensor Systems in Intelligent Buildings (H.-R. Tränkler & O. Kanoun).

System Technologies for Private Homes (F. Schneider, et al.).

List of Symbols and Abbreviations.


"Das Buch bietet auf Grund seiner breiten Anlage einen guten Einstieg für Neulinge auf dem Gebiet der Sensorik in intelligenten Gebäuden, ist jedoch auch für den Fachmann als Nachschlagewerk geeignet." Physik Journal