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The WSN-DPCM toolset platform will be used in the design, planning and simulation, deployment and commissioning phases of the WSN building ans setup processes.

This methodology is SW-assisted and supported by a variety of engineering tools,simulators, web services and applications provided by the platform plus embedded support provided by a service middleware installed into the WSN nodes.

Demonstrators will be implemented to empirically validate the integrated toolset and measure the contribution of this project to ARTEMIS targets as well as analyzing costs, development cycles, skills, effort, risks and time to develop both proposed demonstrators using the developed design platform.


Environmental Quality Demonstrator

City environment monitoring is a continuous endeavor in many world cities. The monitoring is mostly developed for the air quality assessment, but latest efforts consider the environment impact on the living conditions as a whole, including electromagnetic and light radiations and acoustic noise level.

Besides the ongoing scientific-quality measurement activities, a growing number of low cost and distributed solutions are experimented trying to compensate for the lack of spatial distribution and to provide the city managers and the public at large with the data they need to make more informed decisions for improving the environment quality or avoid health risks.

While polluting less certainly helps the environment, more viable and less economically adverse solutions can be implemented, but require a deeper understanding of the causality and dynamics involved. The low cost and maintenance, scalability and versatility of the WSN-based system proposed addresses both the large as the small cities' and towns' needs. Also, providing health risk level to the general population can help avoid health issues, further improving the living conditions and the cost of health assistance required.

The system will be developed for ease of use and maintenance. The modular construction will allow to both add sensors to an existing node as well as to add nodes to an existing network so that the end user to be able to scale up and upgrade the system as needed. Also the user interface to acquired field data should be easy to access and understand and provide easy to enable and configure notification options

This demonstrator will provide a WSN-based system for a comprehensive and fine spatial grain real-time monitoring of city-wide pollution levels for air quality, acoustic noise, light and electromagnetic radiations. Although the single WSN nodes provide less accuracy than the currently used fixed stations, the WSN data as a whole is more reliable and is able to cover the whole city with a spatial grid that can be refined as needed.

The WSN-based system will be able to accurately capture area-wide dynamics in real time and further process the field data with specialized algorithms on the application server itself or allow for post-processing in specialized labs to establish the correlations between different types and levels of pollution and city activities or weather conditions.

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Outdoor Parking Demonstrator

The increasing growth of automotive industry demands an intelligent parking service to made parking easier to find so as to help public transport flow more freely and to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide spewed out by motorists in their endless searching for somewhere to park.

The current commercial intelligent parking solutions are mainly focus for indoor environments where systems put wired sensors, rather than wireless ones, at every parking space, and not only let operators boost revenue by filling every space in a garage, but provide large directional arrows that let drivers locate available spaces.

Motorists are getting used to parking easily with these intelligent parking systems at indoor car parks such as airports and, shopping malls. It is foreseen that in a close future, motorists will start demanding similar solutions at outdoor venues where it is more difficult to find a parking space because there is not fee to park.

A wireless sensor network will monitor parking slots in the car park to detect if there are available parking spaces. Several sensors will be integrated in the wireless nodes in order to enhance the vehicles detection.

All wireless sensors information will be relayed to several gateways strategically placed on streets to collect the sensor information. Wireless nodes will also send to the gateways the arrival and departure time of the vehicles. All this information will be forwarded to a central server.

Motorists will be guided to free slots by the parking application running on their GPS-capable mobile phones. This application will show the vehicle’s position as well as all the surrounding free parking spaces.

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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

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- 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 -