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FindFogLAMP.cmake FOGL-2058 RMS Fitler first implementation Nov 14, 2018


FogLAMP "RMS" Filter plugin

Simple readings data transformation plugin that calculates the RMS value of data points over a set sample range. It may optionally also include peak to peak measurements (i.e. the maximum swing) within the same data period as the RMS value is calculated.

Note, peak values may be less than individual values of the input if the asset value does not fall to or below zero. Where a data value swings between negative and positive values then the peak value will be greater than the maximum value in the data stream. For example if the minimum value of a data point in the sample set is 0.3 and the maximum is 3.4 then the peak value will be 3.1. If the maximum value is 2.4 and the minimum is zero then the peak will be 2.4. If the maximum value is 1.7 and the minimum is -0.5 then the peak value will be 2.2.

The user may also choose to include or not the raw data that is used to calculate the RMS values via a switch in the configuration.

Where a datastream has multiple assets within it the RMS filter may be limited to work only on those assets whose name matches a regular expression given in the configuration of the filter. The default for this expression is .*, i.e. all assets are processed.

Runtime configuration

A number of configuration options exist:

The number of data samples to perform a calcuation over
The asset name to use to output the RMS values. "%a" will be replaced with the original asset name.
A switch to include the raw input data in the output
A switch to include peak to peak measurements for the same data set as the RMS measurement
A regular expression to limit the asset names on which this filter operations


To build FogLAMP "RMS" C++ filter plugin:

$ mkdir build
$ cd build
$ cmake ..
$ make
  • By default the FogLAMP develop package header files and libraries are expected to be located in /usr/include/foglamp and /usr/lib/foglamp
  • If FOGLAMP_ROOT env var is set and no -D options are set, the header files and libraries paths are pulled from the ones under the FOGLAMP_ROOT directory. Please note that you must first run 'make' in the FOGLAMP_ROOT directory.

You may also pass one or more of the following options to cmake to override this default behaviour:

  • FOGLAMP_SRC sets the path of a FogLAMP source tree
  • FOGLAMP_INCLUDE sets the path to FogLAMP header files
  • FOGLAMP_LIB sets the path to FogLAMP libraries
  • FOGLAMP_INSTALL sets the installation path of Random plugin
  • The FOGLAMP_INCLUDE option should point to a location where all the FogLAMP header files have been installed in a single directory.
  • The FOGLAMP_LIB option should point to a location where all the FogLAMP libraries have been installed in a single directory.
  • 'make install' target is defined only when FOGLAMP_INSTALL is set


  • no options

    $ cmake ..

  • no options and FOGLAMP_ROOT set

    $ export FOGLAMP_ROOT=/some_foglamp_setup

    $ cmake ..


    $ cmake -DFOGLAMP_SRC=/home/source/develop/FogLAMP ..


    $ cmake -DFOGLAMP_INCLUDE=/dev-package/include ..


    $ cmake -DFOGLAMP_LIB=/home/dev/package/lib ..


    $ cmake -DFOGLAMP_INSTALL=/home/source/develop/FogLAMP ..

    $ cmake -DFOGLAMP_INSTALL=/usr/local/foglamp ..

Packaging for 'RMS' filter

This repo contains the scripts used to create a foglamp-filter-rms Debian package.

The make_deb script

Run the make_deb command:

$ ./make_deb help
make_deb [help|clean|cleanall]
This script is used to create the Debian package of FoglAMP C++ 'rms' filter plugin
 help     - Display this help text
 clean    - Remove all the old versions saved in format .XXXX
 cleanall - Remove all the versions, including the last one

Building a Package

Finally, run the make_deb command:

$ ./make_deb
The package root directory is   : /home/ubuntu/source/foglamp-filter-rms
The FogLAMP required version    : >=1.4
The package will be built in    : /home/ubuntu/source/foglamp-filter-rms/packages/build
The architecture is set as      : x86_64
The package name is             : foglamp-filter-rms-1.0.0-x86_64

Populating the package and updating version file...Done.
Building the new package...
dpkg-deb: building package 'foglamp-filter-rms' in 'foglamp-filter-rms-1.0.0-x86_64.deb'.
Building Complete.

Cleaning the Package Folder

Use the clean option to remove all the old packages and the files used to make the package.

Use the cleanall option to remove all the packages and the files used to make the package.

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