Deployment of wireless sensor networks for air pollution monitoring

Air pollution is one of the main environmental applications where Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) are widely used. Using WSN for air pollution monitoring usually targets two main applications: 1) regular mapping and 2) the detection of high pollution concentrations. Both of these applications need a careful deployment of sensors in order to get better knowledge of air pollution. We have already proposed for both applications novel deployment approaches allowing to minimize the deployment cost of the monitoring system while ensuring an effective monitoring of air pollution and maintaining the network connectivity. Nevertheless, in our existent work, we do not take into account the energy consumption of nodes and the effective routing and collection of pollution data. Also, our solutions are not adapted to 3D regions. The aim of our collaboration project is therefore to cope with these limitations while integrating into our approaches the aspects of energy consumption, effective data collection and routing in addition to 3D deployment. Thanks to the remarkable knowledge of the host Professor A. Boukerche through his numerous contributions in the field of WSN deployment and data collection, we believe that our collaboration would be fruitful.

Ahmed Boubrima
Faculty Supervisor: 
Azzedine Boukerche
Partner University: 
Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon