GeataGEATA – Interoperability for Internet of Things

Much effort is being placed on upgrading the electricity system to a ‘smart grid’ as an integral component of a smart society. Intelligent sensors and control systems are being deployed to monitor and manage the operation of all aspects of the grid including customer premises attached to the grid. Connecting already existing (‘legacy’) systems through heterogeneous building automation protocols can be time consuming and costly process when deploying the commercial proprietary solutions. GEATA aims to provide an efficient and cost-efficient way to do this through the development of a multi-protocol gateway.

The main objective of the GEATA project is to use model driven techniques to facilitate cost-efficient BAS protocols gateway development when compared to available commercial solution in the market.
  • To build a reference implementation of a software framework that will act as a runtime platform for the protocol gateway.
  • Develop a prototype for a specific scenario based on the developed SDK and built reference implementation of a software framework.
  • Investigate and demonstrate the feasibility of the developed prototype in the commercial setting.

GEATA will develop a generic specification language for multi-protocol interoperability based on the emerging standard for home electronic systems interoperability ISO/IEC 18012-2. The gateway will emphasise interworking between the emerging IPv6 based Internet of Things paradigm and legacy protocols such as BacNET, Modbus etc.

Brian Lee, Saad Bin Abid and Mary Pidgeon.

The SRI GEATA team is mainly funded by Enterprise Ireland.