University of Hertfordshire

Smart Home System Network Architecture

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  • Chenqi Yang
  • Emilio Mistretta
  • Sara Chaychian
  • Johann Siau
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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2016
Event1st EAI International Conference on Smart Grid Inspired Future Technologies - Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 May 201620 May 2016


Conference1st EAI International Conference on Smart Grid Inspired Future Technologies
CountryUnited Kingdom


A four-tier based Smart Home System is proposed in this paper; this type of network architecture is inspired by both the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) technologies. The main purpose of this structure is to establish a centralized resource management system, which can monitor and control each home appliance within a house. This aim and structure can help to overcome the most notable research challenge which is called interoperability of the system. The interoperability can be reflected from how other services such as assisted living and vehicle tracking are able to share and utilize the same resources. One of the structure advantages is to help existing house owners to live in a modern and convenient environment; it is also environmentally friendly by reducing the overall energy consumption within a household. A novel Home System Data Reflect Arc is proposed to minimize the response time and limit unnecessary data transmission. Finally, with the aid and optimization of wireless sensor networks, a Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) based indoor localization approach is proposed which is novel based on the fact that it does not require specialized implementation, nor does it require people to wear specialized hardware as it is part of a passive device free environment.

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