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IoT deployment for city scale air quality monitoring with Low-Power Wide Area Networks

IoT deployment for city scale air quality monitoring with Low-Power Wide Area Networks
IoT deployment for city scale air quality monitoring with Low-Power Wide Area Networks
Air Quality (AQ) is a very topical issue for many cities and has a direct impact on the health of its citizens. We propose to investigate the air quality of a large UK city using low-cost Particulate Matter (PM) micro-sensors, and compare them with government operated air quality stations. In this pilot deployment we design and build six AQ IoT devices, each with four different low-cost PM sensors and deploy them at two locations within the city. These devices are equipped with LoRaWAN wireless network transceivers to test city scale Low-Power Wide-Area Network network coverage. We conclude that some low-cost PM sensors are viable for monitoring AQ and demonstrate that our device design can be used via LoRaWAN to facilitate more granular city coverage without limitations of network access. Based on these findings we intend to deploy a larger LoRaWAN enabled Air Quality sensor network deployment across the city.
Johnston, Steven
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Basford, Philip
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Bulot, Florentin
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Apetroaie-Cristea, Mihaela
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Foster, Gavin
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Cox, Simon
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Basford, Philip
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Bulot, Florentin
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Foster, Gavin
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Johnston, Steven, Basford, Philip, Bulot, Florentin, Apetroaie-Cristea, Mihaela, Foster, Gavin, Loxham, Matthew and Cox, Simon (2018) IoT deployment for city scale air quality monitoring with Low-Power Wide Area Networks. Global IoT Summit, Bilbao, Spain. 04 - 07 Jun 2018. 6 pp. (In Press)

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Abstract

Air Quality (AQ) is a very topical issue for many cities and has a direct impact on the health of its citizens. We propose to investigate the air quality of a large UK city using low-cost Particulate Matter (PM) micro-sensors, and compare them with government operated air quality stations. In this pilot deployment we design and build six AQ IoT devices, each with four different low-cost PM sensors and deploy them at two locations within the city. These devices are equipped with LoRaWAN wireless network transceivers to test city scale Low-Power Wide-Area Network network coverage. We conclude that some low-cost PM sensors are viable for monitoring AQ and demonstrate that our device design can be used via LoRaWAN to facilitate more granular city coverage without limitations of network access. Based on these findings we intend to deploy a larger LoRaWAN enabled Air Quality sensor network deployment across the city.

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Accepted/In Press date: 1 May 2018
Venue - Dates: Global IoT Summit, Bilbao, Spain, 2018-06-04 - 2018-06-07

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Local EPrints ID: 420732
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/420732
PURE UUID: 7c7cc872-2abb-400b-9fdb-a79ef10ffdec
ORCID for Steven Johnston: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3864-7072
ORCID for Philip Basford: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6058-8270

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Date deposited: 14 May 2018 16:30
Last modified: 03 Jul 2018 00:33

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Author: Steven Johnston ORCID iD
Author: Philip Basford ORCID iD
Author: Florentin Bulot
Author: Mihaela Apetroaie-Cristea
Author: Gavin Foster
Author: Matthew Loxham
Author: Simon Cox

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