The Centre of Innovation and Intelligent Infrastructures (CI3)
has participated in the official presentation of the SMairT
environmental monitoring system in the city of Guadalajara, this method will allow citizens to obtain data about the quality of the air they breathe in real time. CI3 is a foundation created to support the development of Ferrovial’s Innovation environment.
Besides, Alcalá de Henares University
and Junta of Castilla-La Mancha
are also part of CI3.
Environmental monitoring system SMairT
SMairT is an environmental monitoring system
which enables knowing about air quality indexes
and creating a data cloud
to control atmospheric pollution. This is done by using low cost devices
that are spread all over the city. The first pilot has been developed by CI3 in Guadalajara with the contribution of the University of Alcalá Electronics Department. The data from the weather station next to Junta de Comunidades has been taken as a reference to calibrate the sensors.
The development of this system, regarding hardware, software and firmware,
has been framed into the innovation project with the same name. Such project consists on the implementation and display of three environmental parameters
measuring stations, which are located in Pescadores
and Ramón y Cajal
streets in the city of Guadalajara. Each of the SMairT stations includes environmental sensors
which allow monitoring of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon monoxide (CO), ozone (O3)
and particles in suspension (PM10).
Moreover, the measuring points establish communication among themselves through 6LoWPAN
, Internet of Things
protocol, by using the wireless network from sensors implemented within the frame of the SIMENON project.
SMairT offers citizens real time information about the quality of the air
they breathe in the area selected for the display. Such information can be obtained through the project website,
and also at the citizen information board, located at the Cultural Axis of the city. This board, through the code of colors established by the Air Quality Index (ICA), provides the citizen with the level of each parameter that is monitored (good, acceptable, deficient or bad).
Living Lab Guadalajara
The SMairT system is part of the range of projects displayed by CI3 within the open innovation space (Living Lab) created in Guadalajara due to the agreement signed in 2013 with the municipal consistory. More information about the projects displayed by CI3 in Guadalajara’s Living Lab can be found in this video