Demo Abstract: The Signpost Platform for City-Scale Sensing

Joshua Adkins*, Neal Jackson, Bradford Campbell, Pat Pannuto, Branden Ghena, Samuel Rohrer, Prabal Dutta

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

City-scale sensing holds the promise of enabling deeper insight into how our urban environments function. Applications such as observing air quality and measuring sources of noise pollution can have powerful impacts, allowing city planners and citizen scientists alike to understand and improve their world. However, the path from conceiving applications to implementing them is fraught with many challenges. A successful city-scale deployment requires physical installation, power management, and communications—all challenging tasks standing between a good idea and a realized one, suggesting the need for a platform that enables easy deployment and experimentation of city-scale sensing applications. To address these basic challenges, we present Signpost, a modular platform for city-scale sensing. Signpost simplifies deployment and installation in cities by removing the need for connection to wired infrastructure and instead harvesting energy from an integrated solar panel. The platform provides the key resources necessary for its pluggable sensor modules to support city-scale applications. Signpost stores excess energy for later use, distributes energy between modules, and provides communication through multiple wireless protocols. It also offers local storage for sensor data and allows for additional processing in a duty-cycled Linux environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSenSys 2017 - Proceedings of the 15th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems
EditorsRasit Eskicioglu
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450354592
StatePublished - Nov 6 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event15th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, SenSys 2017 - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: Nov 6 2017Nov 8 2017

Publication series

NameSenSys 2017 - Proceedings of the 15th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems
Volume2017-January

Conference

Conference15th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, SenSys 2017
CountryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period11/6/1711/8/17

Keywords

  • City-Scale Sensing
  • Modular
  • Platform
  • Signpost

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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