Acquisition, Control, and Visualization Platform for Occupancy Sensing and Related Smart Building Technologies

Acquisition, Control, and Visualization Platform for Occupancy Sensing and Related Smart Building Technologies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8051-18-P-0010
Agency Tracking Number: F173-001-0144
Amount: $149,960.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2018
Solicitation Year: 2017
Solicitation Topic Code: AF173-001
Solicitation Number: 2017.3
Small Business Information
1270 North Fairfield Rd, Dayton, OH, 45432
DUNS: 004475216
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. William Steinecker
 (937) 426-2808
 wsteinecker@utcdayton.com
Business Contact
 Joe Sciabica
Phone: (937) 246-2808
Email: jsciabica@utcdayton.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Real-time occupancy sensing is one of the constant goals for energy managers across all facilities, buildings, and plants.The ability to know who or what is in a building and its characteristics for heating and cooling can give insight into improving building cost/energy efficiency and automatically respond to changes in environment, use, occupancy, and related parameters. There are a plethora of sensor types that should be integrated into such a system; however, COTS solutions in this field are generally proprietary and thus limited in compatibility from many perspectives.The UTC solution is a unified technology platform; a total solution that can be used for anything from testing new occupancy strategies to implementing automated HVAC controls.By building the foundation of this solution on an open-source, tested, interoperable framework, the UTC approach will deliver a solution that can detect and react based on pre-defined sensor patterns without compatibility or implementation limitations typical of existing COTS smart building packages.The UTC team, including UDRI, SlickLabs, Harbor Link, and Greenspace, has the BAS interoperability experience from previous efforts with AFCEC, experience with facility-related control systems (FRCS), and innovators in the occupancy sensing space.

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