Publications in Scientific Journals:

A. Mahdavi:
"Predictive Simulation-Based Lighting and Shading Systems Control in Buildings";
Building Simulation, Volume 1 / Number 1 / March 2008 (2008), 25 - 35.

English abstract:
This paper presents a prototypically implemented daylight-responsive lighting and shading
systems control in buildings that makes use of real-time sensing and lighting simulation. This system
can control the position of window blinds and the status of the luminaires. It operates as follows: (1) at
regular time intervals, the system considers a set of candidate control states for the subsequent time
step; (2) these alternatives are then virtually enacted via a lighting simulation application that receives
input data from a self-updating model of sky (luminance distribution maps obtained via calibrated
digital photography), room, and occupancy; (3) the simulation results are compared and ranked
according to the preferences (objective function) specified by the occupants and/or facility manager to
identify the candidate control state with the most desirable performance.

simulation, lighting, shading, control, sky luminance mapping, calibration

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