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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


BACnet And Analog/Digital Interfaces Of The Building Controls Virtual Test Bed

Thierry Stephane Nouidui, Michael Wetter, Zhengwei Li

Abstract: This paper gives an overview of recent developments of the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed (BCVTB), a framework for co-simulation and hardware-in-theloop. First, a general overview of the BCVTB is presented. Second, we describe the BACnet interface, a link which has been implemented to couple BACnet devices to the BCVTB. We present a case study where the interface was used to couple a whole building simulation program to a building control system to assess in real-time the performance of a real building. Third, we present the ADInterfaceMCC, an analog/digital interface that allows a USB-based analog/digital converter to be linked to the BCVTB. In a case study, we show how the link was used to couple the analog/digital converter to a building simulation model for local loop control.
Pages: 294 - 301