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Collaborative Measurement and Control

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  • What is collaborative measurement and control?

    Collaborative measurement and control means when 2 or more Network Capable Application Processors(NCAPs) connected each to a sensor STIM and actuator STIM in the simplest form, can do remote measurements and control operations collaborately by communicating with one another through the NCAPs

  • What is an example of collaborative measurement and control?

    An example of collaborative measurement and control would be like regulating the temperature of a furnace at home. You would use an NCAP with a sensor STIM to measure the temperature upstairs and then control the operation of a furnace downstairs. The Sensor STIM/NCAP would send temperature information to the Actuator STIM/NCAP as instructed. A set point would be set at the Actuator STIM/NCAP. When the temperature reaches the set point, the actuator STIM/NCAP would regulate the furnace heater/motor to provide heat throughout the home. Multiple sensor STIMs/ NCAPs and actuator STIMs/NCAPs can be setup for multi-zone control in a home for more efficient operations. As an example, these NCAPs can be connected via a local area network (LAN) like Ethernet,and all operations can be remotely monitored through the Internet.  

Created December 29, 2009, Updated August 25, 2016