An Automatic Driver Deployment Mechanism In The Osgi Gateway For Smart Homes
Lau, Sian Lerk (2008) An Automatic Driver Deployment Mechanism In The Osgi Gateway For Smart Homes. Masters thesis, Universiti Putra Malaysia.
Smart home consists of smart appliances that provide services to home users. Home users should be able to purchase additional new smart appliance anytime and use it instantly at home without any configuration involved. In this thesis, we explore a typical scenario for smart homes that utilizes an OSGi-powered residential gateway that provides interoperation between heterogeneous smart appliances. Drivers play a significant role in OSGi gateway to provide an integral aspect of services to users, as interoperation can only be possible if the gateway recognizes all heterogeneous smart appliances. An enhancement to OSGi Device Manager named A-ODM (Advance-OSGi Device Manager) is proposed to provide a zeroconfiguration environment to smart homes. A-ODM is an automatic driver deployment mechanism for OSGi gateway to resolve driver dependency externally.A smart home simulation with driver provisioning architecture have been designed and implemented to demonstrate the feasibility of a network delivery of driver provisioning through web service architecture. A-ODM is tested on several OSGi implementations to compare its performance. We observed that A-ODM performed better in OSGi implementations with smaller footprint.
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