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Development and Validation of a UAV Based System for Air Pollution Measurements

Tommaso Villa, Farhad Salimi, Kye Morton, Lidia Morawska, Felipe Gonzalez
2016 Sensors  
The aim of this research was to establish the best mounting point for four gas sensors and a Particle Number Concentration (PNC) monitor, onboard a hexacopter, so to develop a UAV system capable of measuring  ...  sensors should be mounted; (2) evaluate the use of gas sensors for CO 2 , CO, NO 2 and NO, and the PNC monitor (DISCmini) to assess the efficiency and performance of the UAV based system by measuring  ...  The authors would also like to acknowledge the help of the QUT Academic Language and Learning Service, in particular Karyn Gonano and Christian Long for the language editing of this manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s16122202 pmid:28009820 pmcid:PMC5191180 fatcat:qj7pgrnaljhlno5p3ui7hntf7y

3D Spatial Interpolation Methods for Open-Pit Mining Air Quality with Data Acquired by Small UAV Based Monitoring System

Quoc Long Nguyen, Cao XUAN CUONG, Le VAN CANH, Nguyen NGOC BICH, Dang AN TRAN, Xuan-Nam BUI
2020 Inżynieria Mineralna  
The results show that the UAV based air quality monitoring system performed efficiently and safely in conditions of deep open-pit coal mines.  ...  Occupational exposure to these pollutants is considered as the risk for health, especially the risk of developing respiratory diseases.  ...  Acknowledgements This research was supported by the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam (MOET) under grant number B2018-MDA-03SP.  ... 
doi:10.29227/im-2020-02-32 fatcat:aay4bthtcvdx7i2imq3bqtg2te

Developing a Modular Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Platform for Air Pollution Profiling

Qijun Gu, Drew R. Michanowicz, Chunrong Jia
2018 Sensors  
The objective of this study is to design and develop a modular UAV-based platform capable of real-time monitoring of multiple air pollutants.  ...  Our prototype and experiments prove the feasibility of the system and show that it features a stable and high precision spatial-temporal platform for air sample collection.  ...  Conclusions A consumer UAV-based air quality monitoring system has been developed for measuring and displaying air pollutant concentrations in a real-time manner.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s18124363 fatcat:ado2t4hbarbadfdc26enicr2e4

Mobile Pollution Data Sensing Using UAVs

Oscar Alvear, Carlos T. Calafate, Enrique Hernández, Juan-Carlos Cano, Pietro Manzoni
2015 Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia - MoMM 2015  
Nowadays, the impact of global warming is causing societies to become more aware and responsive to environmental problems. As a result, pollution sensing is gaining more relevance.  ...  In order to have a strict control over air quality, the use of mobile sensors is becoming a promising alternative to traditional air quality stations.  ...  I+D+I 2014," Spain, under Grant TEC2014-52690-R, and by the Generalitat Valenciana, Spain (Grant AICO/2015/113).  ... 
doi:10.1145/2837126.2843842 dblp:conf/momm/AlvearCHCM15 fatcat:j76pqcciyvhiviupormpxltcxa

Computational fluid dynamics as a tool to predict the air pollution dispersion in a neighborhood – a research project to improve the quality of life in cities

G. Triscone, N. Abdennadher, C. Balistreri, O. Donzé, D. Greco, P. Haas, H. Haas-Peköz, T. Mohamed-Nour, P. Munier, P. Pontelandolfo, R. Putzu, J. Richard (+11 others)
2016 International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning  
After validation of the technique for a simple case, we compare environmental measurements on a 1/500 3D scale model of the Pâquis installed in an instrumented wind tunnel with Computational Fluid Dynamics  ...  The project attempts to understand the dispersion of pollution from an experimental and a numerical point of view.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work is supported by the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland -HES-SO. Thanks a lot to Karl Jauch for his help in the English redaction.  ... 
doi:10.2495/sdp-v11-n4-546-557 fatcat:pjqsgpkbvnd33mvl57aegiculu

Monitoring of Selected CBRN Threats in the Air in Industrial Areas with the Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Anna Rabajczyk, Jacek Zboina, Maria Zielecka, Radosław Fellner
2020 Atmosphere  
It was found that, thanks to the use of appropriate sensors, cameras, and software of UAVs integrated with a given system, it is possible to obtain information on air quality at a given moment, which is  ...  Based on the available literature and patent databases, an analysis of the available UAVs models was carried out in terms of their applicability in air contaminated conditions in industrial areas, in the  ...  Hence, it is necessary to take into account the process of verification of the measurement accuracy, validation of the developed solution in given environmental conditions, for a given concentration range  ... 
doi:10.3390/atmos11121373 fatcat:mjrzlns66rbi3dy3ehtrwhfiaa

An Overview of Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Air Quality Measurements: Present Applications and Future Prospectives

Tommaso Villa, Felipe Gonzalez, Branka Miljievic, Zoran Ristovski, Lidia Morawska
2016 Sensors  
Together, these reasons promote the use of small, lightweight UAVs for a range of applications, including atmospheric measurements.  ...  The 'Results and Discussion' section describes the key aspects of UAV use which are critical for ambient air pollution monitoring [30], as well as an analysis of current UAV applications in air quality  ...  [127] developed a novel "VOLCAN UAV system" for the measurement of volcanic plume chemical composition.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s16071072 pmid:27420065 pmcid:PMC4969839 fatcat:cfre4xhhwbdxzp3q3cfu74ceay

Using UAV-Based Systems to Monitor Air Pollution in Areas with Poor Accessibility

Oscar Alvear, Nicola Roberto Zema, Enrico Natalizio, Carlos T. Calafate
2017 Journal of Advanced Transportation  
These UAVs are guided by our proposed Pollution-driven UAV Control (PdUC) algorithm, which is based on a chemotaxis metaheuristic and a local particle swarm optimization strategy.  ...  Air pollution monitoring has recently become an issue of utmost importance in our society.  ...  República del Ecuador", and the Research Direction of University of Cuenca.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2017/8204353 fatcat:ukidyl2hhrhtpmoe5hxzc66o6q

Involvement of Surveillance Drones in Smart Cities: A Systematic Review

Adel Gohari, Anuar Bin Ahmad, Ruzairi Bin Abdul Rahim, A. S. M. Supa'at, Shukor Abd Razak, Mohammed Salih Mohammed Gismalla
2022 IEEE Access  
Air pollution and traffic monitoring were the dominant application areas.  ...  Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are among the most beneficial and emerging technologies, with a wide range of applications that can support the sustainability concerns of smart cities and ultimately  ...  Centre (RMC) through the Professional Development Research University, UTM, Malaysia, under Grant UTM Vot No. 05E69.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2022.3177904 fatcat:dbfgitg3cze4pb3w32vc4hxabm

Unmanned Aerial Vehicular System for Greenhouse Gas Measurement and Automatic Landing

Henok Ali, Momen Odeh, Ahmed Odeh, Ali Ahmed Abou-ElNour, Mohammed Tarique
2018 Network Protocols and Algorithms  
The system mainly consists of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a set of calibrated sensors, a wireless system, and a microcontroller.  ...  The UAV is equipped with image processing based navigation and landing system so that it can land autonomously on a designated place.  ...  They present the design, construction, and validation of greenhouse gas monitoring system. The system consists of a sensory system placed on a four-rotor mini-UAV.  ... 
doi:10.5296/npa.v9i3-4.12319 fatcat:43m2gn72jzemjb6vkslpymww5m

A generic framework for monitoring pollution plumes in emergencies using UAVs

Ichrak Mokhtari, Walid Bechkit, Herve Rivano
2021 2021 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN)  
In this paper, we suggest a systemic approach for monitoring dynamic air pollution based on aerial sensing (sensors mounted on UAVs).  ...  Thus, the need for real-time response is very strong and a solution to get precise mapping of pollution dispersion is required to mitigate risks.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work has been partially supported by the "LABEX IMU" (ANR-10-LABX-0088) of Université de Lyon, within the program "Investissements d'Avenir" (ANR-11-IDEX-0007) operated by the French  ... 
doi:10.1109/ijcnn52387.2021.9533896 fatcat:sfusxvnfmzgebfdm5wqqmitccy

A chemotactic pollution-homing UAV guidance system

Oscar Alvear Alvear, Nicola Roberto Zema, Enrico Natalizio, Carlos T. Calafate
2017 2017 13th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC)  
This work was also supported by the "Programa Estatal de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación Orientada a Retos de la Sociedad, Proyecto I+D+I TEC2014-52690-R", and by the "Programa de becas SENESCYT  ...  Labex MS2T is supported by the French Government, through the program Investments for the future managed by the National Agency for Research (Reference: ANR-11-IDEX-0004-02).  ...  The use of UAVs for air pollution monitoring in a specific area is, however, still not present in scientific literature, and this work can be seen as one of the first approaches in this direction.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iwcmc.2017.7986610 dblp:conf/iwcmc/AlvearZNC17 fatcat:3s65koovmzfy5n6qbukddfayby

Setting up a mixed reality simulator for using teams of autonomous UAVs in air pollution monitoring

F. López Peña, P. Caamaño, G. Varela, F. Orjales, A. Deibe
2016 International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning  
This framework would serve as a tool to facilitate crossing the reality gap for different applications; particularly when using these UAVs teams for air pollution monitoring and measurement.  ...  A framework based on a mixed reality simulator for coordinating teams of autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is been developed.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The Integrated Group for Engineering Research acknowledges funding from the Xunta de Galicia and European Regional Development Funds under grant GRC 2013-050.  ... 
doi:10.2495/sdp-v11-n4-616-626 fatcat:shawpzte4zdmxggxzeozutny3u

An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle-Based Gas Sampling System for Analyzing CO2 and Atmospheric Particulate Matter in Laboratory

Chaoqun Li, Wenting Han, Manman Peng, Mengfei Zhang, Xiaomin Yao, Wenshuai Liu, Tonghua Wang
2020 Sensors  
We developed and tested an unmanned aerial vehicle-based gas sampling system (UGSS) for collecting gases and atmospheric particulate matter (PM).  ...  + 0.704, Pearson's correlation coefficient of 0.99 for PM).The UGSS provides a measuring method that actively collects gases and PM for manual analyses in the laboratory.  ...  Acknowledgments: We are grateful to Dingyi Wang, Senior Research Fellow, University of New Brunswick, for the English corrections and guidance.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s20041051 fatcat:q7wctijllncmnnxjd4fmlzfvjy

Concept of Using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for 3D Investigation of Air Quality in the Atmosphere—Example of Measurements near a Roadside

Abdul Samad, Diego Alvarez Florez, Ioannis Chourdakis, Ulrich Vogt
2022 Atmosphere  
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)-based systems offer great potential for mobile exploration of air pollutants in the lower atmosphere due to the high maneuverability of multi-rotor UAVs.  ...  In conclusion, this UAV platform represented a low-cost, practical, and reliable method for studying the three-dimensional distribution of pollutants near the source.  ...  A portable air quality measurement system is therefore required to study the spatial dispersion of air pollutants and their impact on air quality.  ... 
doi:10.3390/atmos13050663 fatcat:uqnwbajffbckxgxl4kd5nmae5y
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