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Environmental Quality Demonstrator


The EQ demonstrator consists of an administrative WSN network allowing real time monitoring of environmental parameters. The installation will be done in the city of Pisa in the suburban area of Montacchiello.


The distribution, the number and the type of sensors, have to be in agreement with the local authorities.

In this context, the types of parameters to extract and the area to monitor have to be significant for the environmental analysis. Depending on these constraints and according to the cost and the covered area we expect to deploy between 10 and 20 nodes

The WSN-based system will be able to capture parameters necessary to provide dynamics of supervised area. These parameters are used for real time analysis to be processed by the application server, or collected to be post-processed in other labs and compared with different types of reference scenario for pollution or other activities.

Even if the WSN data are less accurate than current fixed stations for environmental parameter analysis, the low costs and modularity make the whole WSN data more reliable and customizable in terms of dimension of the covered region and of information granularity.


The demonstrator offers the following features:

  • Collection of geo-located data in real time
  • Consists of independent nodes capable of measuring different parameters such as: air quality (C02, N02, 03, etc.), noise levels, light conditions, and temperature fingerprints
  • Full coverage of the deployment area selected in the municipality of Pisa
  • An application server for storage and processing of data
  • An intuitive user interface accessible through the browser for authenticated users
  • Interactive notification alert on a web browser interface.
  • Displaying of data on different formats: interactive on maps, using logs or showing graphs
  • Self-powered nodes with rechargeable batteries through solar cells.

System benefits

  • This product could be a good compromise in term of cost and results with the current analysis systems.
  • In addition it should be considered a good equipment to monitor the environmental conditions and quality and to foresee proper structural or temporary alternatives.
  • This WSN-based system is very resilient in relation to the WSN characteristics of spatial distribution and redundancy. For these reasons a small failure have a small impact on measurements accuracy
  • The demonstrator will use commercial motes and sensors. Thanks to the low-cost hardware, the little need for maintenance, easy connections (power and network independent) and great modularity of the system, we expect to be able to use this WSN system in other cities or different scenarios (e.g. rural areas or areas of crops



Project Facts

Project duration: 45 months
Start date: October 2011
End date: June 2015
Total Cost: 3,3M€
National Authorities: 1.6 M€
JU Contribution: 0,6 M€
Consortium: 8 partners

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The IoT, wireless sensors that monitor parking spaces

The WSN-DPCM project had its final review on 2nd-3rd July 2015. Hosted by the UPM-CEI in Madrid we counted on Italian, Greek and Spanish representatives presence as well as with a reviewing panel comprised of experts:

  • Georgi Kuzmanov (ECSEL JU Project Officer),
  • Koen Langendoen (TU Delft)
  • Valerie Issarni (Inria).

Last but not least, representatives of the Spanish company Valoriza attended the demonstrations carried out on the occassion of the presentation of the most recent prototypes developed by the Project Consortium using the WSN-DPCM Toolset Framework.

Here you can find a recently published press notice about our Smart Parking Prototype.

A remote demonstration of our Air Quality Monitoring Prototype, deployed in a suburban area in Pisa (Italy) also took place and showed the cross-domain applicability of the DPCM Toolset.

Overall, demonstrations were very appreciated by visitors and reviewers, leading to a positive evaluation of the possibilities offered by the DPCM platform when committed to the design, planning and maintenance of WSN networks with concrete application on the IoT field.

Artemis JU CoSummit - Berlin 2015

Our stand at the Berlin Congress Center (BCC) received tens of visitors interested in the DPCM WSN toolset platform.

Accessible from a web interface, a live demo of a set of our tools showed people some of the current capabilities of the platform. A common feeling shared with those who visited us is that the DPCM toolset is able to make your live easier as a WSN designer.

Important feedback was received through talks and interaction with other participants and exhibition's attendees. Projects like DEWI and SITAC, representatives from academia and private companies like Polar showed interest in our achievements and future developments and extensions over the platform.

Last but not least, the WSN-DPCM Project was awarded with the Artemis JU Recognition Certificate during the closing session. Daniel Rodriguez (MTP) received the commemorative plaque from Mr. Alun Foster, Head of Dissemination ECSEL Joint Undertaking.

We thank the organization for the great event we enjoyed in Berlin

Check Artemis-IA News website.

- The WSN-DCPM Consortium -


WSN-DPCM is made possible by funding from the ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking (ECSEL JU) and Italian, Greek and Spanish NFAs (National Funding Authorities) - April 2015 -