Due to the advancements in technology, new and complex techniques are explored and are becoming a common practice. Automation systems are prevalent in all application domains whether it is home automation or factory automation. This paper presents the design and development of a Laboratory Automation and Resource Management System (LARMS). The developed system consists of heterogeneous multiprocessor systems connected and communicated to be a part of distributed networked embedded systems. The main features of LARMS are: automatic lab access through bio-metric sensors, real time clock, automatic device control based on the ambient environment conditions and human presence and the central communication controller to supervise and coordinate the entire system functioning. LARMS is implemented using PIC16F877 microcontrollers and ARM7 TDMI controller. The main contribution of the work is the implementation of a power-aware solution for LARMS. The simulation results manifest the energy solutions provided by the proposed automation and resource management system.
Dr. Anju Pillai S. and T.B., I., “A Power-aware Multiprocessor Based Laboratory Automation and Resource Management System”, IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Computing Research (IEEE ICCIC). Parks Engineering College, Karumathampatti, Coimbatore, India, pp. 1219-1222, 2014.