Conceptual Model and Simulation Results for Section-Based Digital Habitat Ecosystem Architecture in Built Environments
Kamatchi Pillai

Kamatchi Pillai, PhD-Research Student, College of Engineering and Science, Victoria University, Melbourne.
Manuscript received on December 20, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on December 22, 2014. | Manuscript published on December 25, 2014. | PP:20-29 | Volume-3, Issue-2, December 2014. | Retrieval Number: B0876123214

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Abstract: Digital Ecosystem (DE) is the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) system, which includes both an open and loosely coupled network of self-organising ICT nodes and links. The advancement of the DE technology, an emerging research area, promises new approaches for controlling, monitoring, and managing the use and reuse of resources in built-up environments. However, the use of the DE technology is currently most widely utilised in business enterprise networks, and many research and development challenges exist and must be addressed before this technology can be scaled to and applied in built environments. The main objective in this research is therefore to investigate and build a Digital Habitat Ecosystem Architecture (DHEA) that can integrate all the existing smart devices available in the home environment. Furthermore, it will monitor and control the use of the vital resources (water, electricity) in built up environments. The specific objective of this proposed research is to address the shortcomings of the wireless communication networks and to standardize the devices into a common platform. This paper aims to outline the significance of the DHEA, and the core DHEA devices. Emphasis will be on the discussion of the Element and Section-based models of a proposed DHEA model. Conceptual model and simulation results will be presented with simple examples such as a lighting system model in Simulink.
Keywords: Conceptual Model, Digital Ecosystem, Digital Habitat Ecosystem, Sensor Networks, Simulation, Simulink , Web-based Architecture, Wireless Communication.