Team, Visitors, External Collaborators
Overall Objectives
Research Program
Application Domains
Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: New Software and Platforms


PPAIR Plateforme LoRa - Campus Connecté

The project aims at providing a platform that offers connectivity through a long-range, low-energy network to smart objects. The platform uses LoRa technology, which offers a wide connectivity, covering the entire INSA Lyon campus and providing a data collection service to all campus users. The main purpose of the LoRa plateform is: (i) research (researchers can use it for studying reliability and capacity problems, privacy related challenges, etc.), and (ii) teaching (several courses from INSA, especially in the Telecom department can use this platform as a pedagogical tool).

Part of the software is mutualized with the University of Paris 13, where a LoRaWan testbed project is under deployment at the campus of Villetaneuse. This project, is supported by a local BQR and is lead by Khaled Boussetta. The mutualization of the software tools will allow us to conduct multi sites experiments, at Lyon and at Paris. Since 2019, this platform is used in the European Project Interreg Med ESMARTCITY and for the PHC Ulysses (joint collaboration with Nimbus Center, Ireland).

UrPolSens Platform

We designed from scratch an energy efficient air pollution sensor network using Atmega micro-controllers and electrochemical air pollution probes. The micro-controller is integrated into a lab-designed printed circuit which includes among others: a high precision ADC, a micro-SD card reader and a radio communication module. The designed nodes measure the nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollutant in addition to temperature and humidity and transmit data using LoRa to a gateway, which is connected to our servers using a 4G connection. The sensors are also equipped with solar panels in order to extend their lifetime when their batteries are drained. Our platform has been operational in the downtown of the Lyon city with 12 sensor nodes deployed in the Garibaldi street from mid-July to Mid-October 2018.

3M'air sensor platform

We developed the 3M'Air sensor platform to be used in participatory sensing of temperature and air quality. We have built our own nodes equipped with multiple sensors measuring Nitrogen-Dioxide (NO2), Particulate Matter (PM1, PM2.5, PM10), temperature and humidity. They are battery-powered and equipped with a GPS module to have the position of the measurements. Data are stored on a micro SD card and at the same time sent over LoRa to a server we have developed that is responsible to store these data for future analyses. A web platform has also been developed to display the collected concentration measurements in real time. This developed solution is used in several participatory planned measurement campaigns in Lyon city.