Swarm of Drones Monitor Air Quality

Different environments set different requirements for air quality monitoring. The project aims to equip IoT devices on a drone to monitor the air quality in cities, industrial plants, and agriculture. This application of Internet of Things and drones could be a ground-breaking solution. Real-time monitoring by several devices could shorten the reaction time and thus prevent accidents and other safety hazards.

Project start: 2019-09-26
Duration: 6 Months
Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3

Project Team

The main student team consists of 6 last semester Master students at University of Trento. They have studied mainly hardware and software codesign for IoT solutions. The team is mentored by a teacher.
Hardware design (2/3)
Swarm of Drones Monitor Air Quality
Software development (1/2)
Swarm of Drones Monitor Air Quality
UAV prototyping (1/1)
Swarm of Drones Monitor Air Quality
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Drones can be used to monitor the quality of air in all these environments.

Students are asked to work on a swarm of drones project for monitoring the air quality in cities, industrial plants and in agriculture.  It can be considered as a follow-up of a previous pilot project.
This application of Internet of Things and multiple drones could be a ground-breaking solution. Real-time monitoring by several devices could shorten the reaction time and thus prevent accidents and other safety hazards.

Chemicals are not always visible, so drones could sensor them, and this way prevent accidents. While in the air, the sensors will collect data every five seconds to indicate the concentrations of the chemicals and will transmit data wirelessly.

 

 

 

 

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