GreenWeCan 'VIP' tour: Bausch Datacom develops RF hardware in 169 MHz frequency for wireless sensor network in Ghent.

GreenWeCan 'VIP' tour: Bausch Datacom develops RF hardware in 169 MHz frequency for wireless sensor network in Ghent.
The ICON/IMINDS project GreenWeCan envolves a seamless Wireless Sensor (WSN) and WiFi network (WLAN) for the city of Ghent (Belgium) as a part of the European Smart Cities program. Much attention will be paid to "green" aspects: human exposure to radiation and energy consumption savings. To validate and analyse this, a demonstrator network will be built. The aim is to collect various sensor data in the city and to transfer this information to the network backplane offering service apps for administration, citizens and tourists. On the 19th of september a VIP tour will follow the 'data route' in the city of Ghent showing the application and communication media, closing the project officially.

The ICON/IMINDS project GreenWeCan involves a seamless Wireless Sensor (WSN) and WiFi network (WLAN) for the city of Ghent (Belgium) as a part of the European Smart Cities program. Both network parts will be able to offer innovative services integrated into several geospatial applications by aggregating data from multiple sources. Much attention will be paid to "green" aspects: human exposure to radiation and energy consumption savings. To validate and analyze this a demonstrator network will be built. The aim is to collect various sensor data in the city and to transfer this information to the network backplane offering service apps for administration, citizens and tourists.

On the 19th of September a 'VIP' tour will follow the 'data route' in the city of Ghent showing the application and communication media, closing the project officially. The project partners are One Access (6 Low Pan 169 MHZ TCP/IP software), Bausch Datacom (WSN hardware), Stad Ghent, BeMobile (smart Phone apps) and Androme.

In particular, parking spaces for disabled people will be equipped with disks detecting presence of cars through magnetic field and infrared sensors. This data will be communicated over RF 169 MHz to the intermediate nodes and gateways routing the TCP/IP information to the databases. Through the (WiFi) network this information will be available for f.i. smartphone users.
Also, waste bins will be equipped with magnet controlled reed switch in order to detect opening and closing of the lid. This aims to fine-tune pick-up routes of garbage collection. The local garbage collecting entity IVAGO is interested in using this information to perfect pick-up routes.
The max. distances in this setup between the 169 MHz nodes and the 169 MHz gateway are approx. 500-700 meters, but bigger distances should be easily possible depending on environment, antennas etc.

The ICON/IMINDS project GreenWeCan involves a seamless Wireless Sensor (WSN) and WiFi network (WLAN) for the city of Ghent (Belgium) as a part of the European Smart Cities program. The aim is to collect various sensor data in the city and to transfer this information to the network backplane offering service apps for administration, citizens and tourists.

Bausch Datacom developed 169 MHZ nodes using the One Acces 6LOWPAN TCP/IP protocol offering IP connection to the 'last endpoint'. Also the integration of 169 MHz in a WSN gateway was done based on the Bausch module. The project results will be amongst others centered around the analysis of the 169 MHz as a communication medium for urban environments. The RF 169 MHz frequency is particularly suited for more stable RF communication and bridging bigger distances. Bausch hopes to use this knowledge for tailoring 169 MHz products for the SMART GRID metering markets, energy consumption optimization for buildings etc...
The low power module with sensor interfacing, data handling, logging and RF 169 MHz interfacing will be further developed and tuned for several applications in the utility market.

Parking spaces for disabled people will be equipped with disks detecting presence of cars through electromagnetic and infrared sensors. This data will be communicated over RF 169 MHz to the intermediate nodes and gateways routing the TCP/IP information to the databases.

VIP-tour GreenWeCan project
Where: City of Ghent - Kantienberg - 10th floor
When: 19 th september
Program:
13.30 Introduction
14.30 VIP tour
15.45 Q & A
16.00 Networking

The 10th floor of Kantienberg will host departure and arrival of the 'VIP' tour.

Partners who are interested in attending the VIP tour can register through the following link.

date_range Published on 03-07-2013 00:00
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