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THERE IS A NEWER PHYSICAL ANALYITCS WEBPAGE HERE !
Physical analytics is the understanding of the inner nature of things based on measurement, modeling, insight, and deduction. The analysis is done through identification of relationships and behaviors within a physical model, context, or scenario.
Our efforts are focused on the following topics.
Distributed sensor network for energy management
High density data from wireless or wired sensor networks is processed in real time to asses the environmental conditions in buildings. Among others, some variables of interest are temperature, humidity, air flow, and pressure. This work leverages the Measurement and Management Technology (MMT) for modeling and analysis. Our latest data collection tool, the IBM Low-Power Mote Technology (LMT), is a wireless solution that allows fast and easy deployment.
|IBM Low-Power Mote Technology|
Short-term forecasting technology (seconds up to hours) of renewable energy production by solar panels. We use sky imaging camera for cloud tracking and satellite imaging processing for solar radiation assessment. These methods allows forecasting the available energy and maximum utilization of intermittencies for demand control of appliances and building operations.
Water monitoring and modeling
High density monitoring of Keller Lake in MN was performed using a robotic boat system where the dissolved oxygen, conductivity, temperature, and pH value of water were recorded at different depths over an extended area. The data was used to model the spatial distribution of those physical parameters and to understand how pollution affect the ecosystem health.