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The Tiny Agent - Wireless Sensor Networks Controlling Energy Resources

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The Tiny Agent - Wireless Sensor Networks Controlling Energy Resources
CSIRO is using wireless sensor network technology to deploy "tiny agents", working as autonomous controllers for individual pieces of electrical load/generation equipment in a distributed energy system. The tiny agent concept is a novel application of wireless sensor networks, providing the benefits of multi-agent systems science in a cheap, mobile, and highly distributable platform. However, the performance constraints inherent to wireless sensor networks mean the real-world realization of a tiny agent system is a significant challenge. This article details our work on tiny agents. We include a brief review of multiagent system benefits, and then discuss the challenges inherent to the tiny agent concept. We also detail our applications work in applying wireless sensor network technology to operate as tiny agents, with a focus on intelligent heating, ventilation and air-conditioning control.
Glenn Platt, Joshua Wall, Philip Valencia, John K.
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Updated 13 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2008
Where JNW
Authors Glenn Platt, Joshua Wall, Philip Valencia, John K. Ward
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