Airmaster has developed a complete ventilation system capable of regulating both air quality and thermal comfort. The highly complex nature of the system, however, demands more than was expected of an advanced, automated control system. Thus, a solution is needed to optimise the system’s energy consumption.
On the hardware side, the goal of the project is to develop a new automated control platform for a combination heating/cooling/ventilation unit that can be installed in existing buildings with a modular construction, based on a Linux operating system and standard components. Thus, it should be possible to use open-source solutions, and the platform needs to be easy to quickly modify or expand. All systems must support IoT and be accessible from Airmaster’s existing online platform. The control platform’s modular construction needs to correspond to the modular nature of the system, such that the platform can support an optimal production and testing process, as well as a more agile development process for future variants.
In short, the solution to this challenge is to develop a modular control platform that supports IoT and allows the use of open-source solutions. The platform’s modular nature will facilitate the implementation of changes to and extensions of the system.
An IoT-compatible, modular control system for use with complex ventilation systems that allows for modularity in the physical system.
This project is financed by Energy Cluster Denmark’s Energy Technology Innovation (ETI) support programme. It offers three years of support to allow small- and medium-sized businesses to collaboratively develop innovative electronic products focused on energy optimisation. The ETI project is supported by the European Regional Development Fund.
PHASE 1: Conceptualisation
PHASE 2: Development and testing
PHASE 3: Demonstration and validation
PHASE 4: Commercialisation