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Implementation of an IEEE 1451.1 compatible multiple NCAP controller using labview

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2 Author(s)
Franzl, R. ; Dept. of Eng. Technol., Univ. of Houston, Houston, TX ; Gurkan, D.

Sensor networks have been deployed for many applications. The ability for the sensors or actuators to have Transducer Data Sheets will allow the "plug-and-play" of 1451-compatible sensors and actuators for different control networks. There has been some development and integration of IEEE 1451.1 Communication, however, none of these resources provided any form of a testbed where research on IEEE 1451.1 communication could take place. Therefore, an intelligent sensor network testbed has been implemented to perform research and investigation of smart sensors, and the investigation and verification of interfacing options from smart sensors with the sensor networking bus. NCAP-NCAP communication was developed and demonstrated from previous work, but the previous work was limited to one-to-one NCAP communication. This paper will present the IEEE 1451.1 NCAP Controller using the LabView 8.6 Programming Language that performs one-to-many communication using the IEEE 1451.1 standard for NCAP communication. The NCAP controller allows operational control functionality and data collection from all of the NCAPs in the network. The NCAP controller will be demonstrated at the SAS-2009 Conference communicating with Mobitrum IEEE 1451 MOBEE NCAPs.

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Sensors Applications Symposium, 2009. SAS 2009. IEEE

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17-19 Feb. 2009