Interoperable data management and instrument control architecture for ocean observing systems
Document typeConference lecture
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European Commisision's projectNEXOS - Next generation, Cost-effective, Compact, Multifunctional Web Enabled Ocean Sensor Systems Empowering Marine, Maritime and Fisheries Management (EC-FP7-614102)
The complexity of marine installations for the ocean observing systems has grown significantly in recent years. In a network consisting of tens, hundreds or thousands of marine instruments, manual configuration and integration becomes very challenging. Simplifying the integration process in existing or newly established observing systems would have benefit system operators and is important for the broader application of different sensors. This article presents an approach for the automatic configuration and integration of sensors into an interoperable Sensor Web infrastructure. First, the sensor communication model, based on OGC's SensorML standard, is utilized. It serves as a generic driver mechanism since it enables the declarative and detailed description of a sensor's protocol. Finally, we present a data acquisition architecture based on OGC PUCK protocol that enables storage and retrieval of the SensorML document from the sensor itself, and automatic integration of sensors into an interoperable Sensor Web infrastructure.
CitationToma, D.M., Del Rio, J., Martinez, E., Delory, E., Pearlman, J., Waldmann, C., Jirka, S. Interoperable data management and instrument control architecture for ocean observing systems. A: Symposium on Measurements of Electrical Quantities. "21st IMEKO TC4 International Symposium and 19th International Workshop on ADC Modelling and Testing Understanding the World through Electrical and Electronic Measurement". Budapest: 2016, p. 262-266.