Personal computer based home automation system

dc.contributor.authorHellmuth, George F.en
dc.contributor.committeechairRicci, Fred J.en
dc.contributor.committeememberBlanchard, Benjamin S. Jr.en
dc.contributor.committeememberSchumacher, Geralden
dc.contributor.departmentSystems Engineeringen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:46:07Zen
dc.date.adate2009-09-19en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:46:07Zen
dc.date.issued1993-01-15en
dc.date.rdate2009-09-19en
dc.date.sdate2009-09-19en
dc.description.abstractThe systems engineering process is applied in the development of the preliminary design of a home automation communication protocol. The objective of the communication protocol is to provide a means for a personal computer to communicate with adapted appliances in the home. A needs analysis is used to ascertain that a need exist for a home automation system. Numerous design alternatives are suggested and evaluated to determine the best possible protocol design. Coaxial cable, fiber optics wire, infrared, and the home power line are each evaluated to determine which would best serve as the communication medium for the communication protocol. A personal computer and a dedicated computer are compared to determine which computer configuration will be used to control the communication protocol. The final design choice which is considered is the LAN protocol type. CSMA/CD and Token Bus are evaluated to determine which protocol type will best support the home automation system. The results of the system engineering process is a preliminary design for a home communication protocol that will use the home power line, a personal computer, and a CS-WCD LAN protocol to provide a home communication protocol.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.format.extentvii, 123 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.otheretd-09192009-040212en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-09192009-040212/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/44838en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V851_1993.H455.pdfen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 28602241en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V851 1993.H455en
dc.subject.lcshComputer network protocolsen
dc.subject.lcshHousehold electronics -- Automatic controlen
dc.subject.lcshMicrocomputersen
dc.titlePersonal computer based home automation systemen
dc.typeMaster's projecten
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineSystems Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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