An IEEE 1451.0-based Platform-Independent TEDS Creator using Open Source Software Components
International Journal of Sensors and Sensor Networks
Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2015, Pages: 1-11
Received: Mar. 3, 2015; Accepted: Mar. 16, 2015; Published: Mar. 21, 2015
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Paul Celicourt, Civil Engineering Department, The City College of New York, New York, USA
Michael Piasecki, Civil Engineering Department, The City College of New York, New York, USA
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This paper introduces a Graphical User Interface supported and platform-independent application to generate a Transducer Electronic Data Sheet (TEDS) based on the IEEE 1451.0 standard using Python programming language. Compared to other TEDS application development efforts, this application provides a help system that improves the usability as it requires little familiarity with the IEEE 1451 standard. It is built on the Hierarchical Model-View-Controller software design architecture to improve reusability and modularity, it is platform agnostic, light-weight and easy to install, it produces both binary and Text-based TEDS, supports a large array of physical units used in the hydrology field and also incorporates sensor data management provision. We have used the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Sciences, Inc.’s Observations Data Model (CUAHSI ODM) as a test case to demonstrate how backend demands on data management can be incorporated in front end applications such as the TEDS. We have tested the results of our application with examples provided in the IEEE 1451.0 documentation, and both results show agreement.
IEEE 1451, Transducer Electronic Data Sheet, CUAHSI’s Observations Data Model, Automatic Data Management, Python, Low-Cost Sensor Network
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Paul Celicourt, Michael Piasecki, An IEEE 1451.0-based Platform-Independent TEDS Creator using Open Source Software Components, International Journal of Sensors and Sensor Networks. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2015, pp. 1-11. doi: 10.11648/j.ijssn.20150301.11
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