A home automation system

Masahiro Inoue, Kazuho Uemura, Yoshiji Minagawa, Mitsunobu Esaki, Yoshiyuki Honda

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A Home Automation (HA) System based on the Home Bus system has been developed. The system has a multi-layered hierachical structure and is composed of four subsystems (the Room Monitor Control Subsystem, the Telephone Subsystem, the Tele-control Subsystem and the In-house Video Control Subsystem). The HA system has both three inner-subsystem communication codes and one inter-subsystem communication code. The former are optimized for each subsystem and the latter enables the HA system to have efficiently combined applications. A compact (48.6 x 31 x 4 mm) communication control module which interfaces householdappliances with the Home Bus has also been developed as one of the key parts for the system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)516-527
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Media Technology

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    Inoue, M., Uemura, K., Minagawa, Y., Esaki, M., & Honda, Y. (1985). A home automation system. IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, CE-31(3), 516-527. https://doi.org/10.1109/TCE.1985.289966