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Systems Programming & Computer Control

Assignment

: Systems Programming and Computer Control

Module Code

: CT047-3-2

Date Assigned

: Week 6

Date Due

: Week 13

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You have been contracted to build a smart home control system for a new housing developer.
This smart home system is part of the package for the home owners.
The developer has provided you with the floor plan of the designs, which are illustrated in
Appendix A of this handout.
The system is expected to control the various devices in the house, through TCP/IP connections.
The system is required to have a central control keypad (usually located in the master bedroom
and the main entrance to level 0) that will allow the user to key in the master PIN number to gain
access to the control system.
Your system is required to interface with a table or database/file to store and retrieve the details
of authorised people of the system. The user should also have the ability to add new PIN
numbers, modify and delete PIN numbers, through this central control keypad.
The various devices that are controlled by your system are many, and have to include (at
minimum) the following:
1. Curtains (open/close)
2. Television control (on/off, channel select, volume control, picture/attribute control).
3. Lights (on/off)
4. Doors (open/close)
All devices in the house are equipped with motors/sensors that allow them to be controlled
through a network (TCP/IP).
The television set will have a more complex set of functions since it has more parameters (switch
on/off, volume control, picture adjustment, etc.) that can be changed.
You are expected to demonstrate creativity in develop an application using LabView prototype
that can deal with the requirements of the developer as well as addressing (if necessary) any
other aspects of control of the house devices the house.

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Project Requirements
1.

You are expected to produce with LabView programming language a prototype of the
control system to be installed in the house. This prototype is required to have an
appropriately designed front panel that can provide the user with a clear picture of what
the system does.

2.

Since this is a prototype, you are not expected to include hardware sensors/motors. You
are to simulate the system by having appropriate software sensors included in your
constructed prototype. However, some research is expected in your documentation that
identifies the appropriate type of sensors that can work with the system. The prototype
has to be designed with this in mind so that actual physical implementation in the future
will be easy (prototype modifications must be minimal to accommodate these sensors).

3.

As the targeted system is to be built in a networked environment, your system must be


designed in two separate modules. The first module will be the main control unit, which
will simulate the control keypad, device status (for example, through simple onscreen
LEDs) and functions that the system can perform. The second module (a separate
LabView) must be created to run on another PC and is to contain the diagrammatic
illustration of all device status.

4.

Since two modules are to be constructed, a high level protocol must be built to allow the
main module to interface (or communicate) with the second module over TCP/IP. Due
to the use of TCP/IP, sockets programming is required.

5.

You are to work on the prototype individually.

6.

You are permitted to make assumptions where necessary. These assumptions are expected
to be logical and must be appropriate for the situation at hand.

7.

There will be a presentation towards the submission date of the project. You are expected
to demonstrate how your system is capable of addressing the requirements of the
developer.

8.

The submission of your project should entail the following items:


a.

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Main hardcopy documentation highlighting the following:


i.

How the requirements have been addressed by the developing language.

ii.

System Design.

iii.

Protocol Design (for the high level communication protocol between main
module and second module).

iv.

What hardware sensors/devices can be implemented and how your


prototype has been built to accommodate an easy transition from software
based inputs/outputs to hardware based inputs/outputs.

b.

Softcopy user guide that can explain how your system works. This will be based
on your system application.

c.

Softcopy of the application prototype system.

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Appendix A Floor Plan

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Individual Assignment (100%)


Marking Scheme
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Presentation & Meet Criteria Requirement.


User interface
Software running without error. (ie. No runtime errors, syntax errors etc.)
Codes are consistent, clean, modular and follows programming logic.
Algorithm and Documentation
Practical class work
Total

35
15
10
10
10
20
100

Marking Criteria
Distinction

Merit

Level 2

GP 3.7 to 4.0

(70%+)

All merit criteria are fully met


Has applied and integrated knowledge concerning current research issues in computing
and has produced work that is at the forefront of developments in the domain of the
programme of study to an exceptional level.
Has exceptionally applied existing techniques of research and enquiry to acquire,
interpret and extend knowledge in computing.
Has evaluated and analysed computing solutions in terms of their usability, efficiency
and effectiveness.
Has demonstrated behaviour that is consistent to a professional level with codes of
professional ethics and responsibility.
Has communicated and functioned effectively in a group to an exceptional and
professional standard.
Has prepared, published and presented technical material to a diverse audience to a
professional standard.
GP 3.4 to 3.6

(60% 69%)

All pass criteria are fully met


Has applied and integrated knowledge concerning current research issues in computing
and has produced work that is at the forefront of developments in the domain of the
programme of study which demonstrates a detailed understanding.
Has very effectively applied existing techniques of research and enquiry to acquire,
interpret and extend, knowledge in computing.
Has evaluated and analysed computing solutions in terms of their usability, efficiency
and effectiveness.
Has demonstrated behaviour that is outstanding and consistent with codes of
professional ethics and responsibility.
Has communicated and functioned effectively and made a major contribution to a
group.
Has prepared, published and presented technical material to a diverse audience to a
high standard.
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Pass

Level 2

GP 3.0 to 3.3

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(50% 59%)

Has applied and integrated knowledge concerning current research issues in computing
and has produced work that is at the forefront of developments in the domain of the
programme of study.
Has applied existing techniques of research and enquiry to acquire, interpret and
extend, knowledge in computing.
Has evaluated and analysed computing solutions in terms of their usability, efficiency
and effectiveness.
Has demonstrated behaviour that is consistent with codes of professional ethics and
responsibility.
Has communicated and functioned effectively in a group.
Has prepared, published and presented technical material to a diverse audience.

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