Paper Conference

Proceedings of Building Simulation 2021: 17th Conference of IBPSA


A virtual test bed for evaluating advanced building automation algorithms

Thomas Storek 1, Fabian Wüllhorst 1, Silas Koßler 1, Marc Baranski 2, Alexander Kümpel 1, Dirk Müller
1 RWTH Aachen University, E.ON Energy Research Center, Institute for Energy Efficient Buildings and Indoor Climate, Aachen, Germany
2 Aedifion GmbH, Cologne, Germany

Abstract: Future building automation systems will be increasingly shaped by the internet of things and cloud computing. This development not only favors the development and integration of future building automation algorithms, but also increases the overall system complexity. This makes extensive testing of building automation systems indispensable in order to ensure reliable operation. However, current test beds do not yet provide functionality for testing the entire automation system including the enhanced network communication. This work presents a prototype for a cloud-based development platform for designing and testing building automation algorithms taking into account future challenges due to augmented digital networking.
Keywords: Building Automation, Control, HVACR, Operation Optimization, Testing
Pages: 3188 - 3195