Environmental Systems Management Analysis and Reporting Network (E-SMART).
Final technical rept. Sep 91-May 93,
GENERAL ATOMICS SAN DIEGO CA
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The Environmental Systems Management, Analysis, and Reporting Network E-SMART project has the goal of developing a standard for interconnecting microprocessor-controlled, smart sensors or actuators into environmental monitoring and control networks that collect, manage, and analyze the resulting sensor data. A bench-scale proof-of-concept demonstration was completed. E-SMART integrates diverse on-line monitoring and control technologies via a modular design approach and standards that enhance data quality, allow flexible system configuration and operation, and provide for straight-forward, graphically-based user interfaces. Tens of thousands of smart sensors or actuators can function within a single monitoring network. Each smart sensor or actuator device contains its own microprocessor brain which enables it to store calibration data and individual control programs. Standard communication protocols and electrical interfaces for the network will allow multiple vendors to produce sensors which meet the same network communication provides protection against single-point failures. By defining a standard, modular methodology for constructing monitoring and controlling networks, E-SMART eliminates the incompatibilities suffered by conventional monitoring systems and will promote the acceptance of in situ environmental monitoring.
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