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A Co-designed Hardware/Software Architecture for Augmented Materials

  • Simon Dobson
  • Kieran Delaney
  • Kafil Mahmood Razeeb
  • Sergey Tsvetkov
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3744)

Abstract

Recent advances in materials, sensing, power harvesting, context-awareness and miniaturisation have opened-up the possibility of constructing materials that directly include considerable computing power. We present an architecture for the hardware/software co-design of such “augmented” materials that allows designers to address the links between the physical and informational properties of artefacts. The architecture is highly modular in terms of sensor, communications, power and processing capabilities, and utilises an advanced semantically well-founded software model.

Keywords

Wireless Sensor Network Resource Description Framework Pervasive Computing Informational Property Wireless Sensor Network Node 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon Dobson
    • 1
  • Kieran Delaney
    • 2
  • Kafil Mahmood Razeeb
    • 3
  • Sergey Tsvetkov
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity CollegeDublinIE
  2. 2.Cork Institute of TechnologyCorkIE
  3. 3.Tyndall National InstituteCorkIE
  4. 4.Department of Computer ScienceTrinity CollegeDublinIE

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