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Accession Number ADA578625
Title Evaluating Data Clustering Approach for Life-Cycle Facility Control.
Publication Date Apr 2013
Media Count 21p
Personal Author A. C. Bogen E. W. East J. Ross M. Rashid
Abstract Data reported by sensors in building automation and control systems is critical for evaluating the as-operated performance of a facility. Typically these systems are designed to support specific control domains, but facility performance analysis requires the fusion of data across these domains. Since a facility may have several disparate, closed-loop systems, resolution of data interoperability issues is a prerequisite to cross-domain data fusion. In previous publications, the authors have proposed an experimental platform for building information fusion where the sensors are reconciled to building information model elements and ultimately to an expected resource utilization schedule. The motivation for this integration is to provide a framework for comparing the as-operated facility with its intended usage patterns. While the authors data integration framework provides representational tools for integrating BIM and raw sensor data, appropriate computational approaches for normalization, filtering, and pattern extraction methods must be developed to provide a mathematical basis for anomaly detection and plan versus actual comparisons of resource use. This article presents a computational workflow for categorizing daily resource usage according to a resolution typical of human- specified schedules. Simulated datasets and real datasets are used as the basis for experimental analysis of the authors approach, and results indicate that the algorithm can produce 90% matching accuracy with noise/variations up to 55%.
Keywords Bim(Building information modeling)
Building automation and control
Computational workflows
Control systems
Data clustering
Life cycles
Machine learning
Pattern detection
Signal processing

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 72B - Algebra, Analysis, Geometry, & Mathematical Logic
95D - Human Factors Engineering
Corporate Author Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS. Engineer Research and Development Center.
Document Type Journal article
Title Note Journal article.
NTIS Issue Number 1321
Contract Number N/A

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