Research and development of intelligent systems for data and equipment analysis in air quality stations.
The main objective is the development of technological solutions that allow predictive studies on environmental data and the operation of Air Quality station equipment.
Network measurement equipment is currently quite advanced and can be managed by low-cost (and low reliability) solutions, or by very complex certified solutions with maintenance programs. In any case, network maintenance is currently performed on a reactive basis. (when it is detected that something is not working well) or in preventive (when a scheduled maintenance operation is performed without seeing the actual condition of the equipment, simply by the data provided by the manufacturer based on their quality studies). Therefore, the project proposes the development of predictive solutions for maintenance tasks, since it will enable operations to be carried out when the equipment requires it.
On the other hand, a second important aspect of the project refers to the analysis of data received from the networks, which in many cases continues to be a manual procedure, in which a technician identifies if there is data that is considered “invalid” and discards it. If unjustified anomalies are detected, a malfunction report is issued.
In this way, and with what is proposed in the project, the process called data validation, as well as the prediction of alert thresholds of exceedance of values by pollutants, would be carried out without relying solely on the human factor of the technician’s experience, but would rely on an expert support system.
Therefore, the main objective of the project is the research and development of algorithms and intelligent systems for the analysis of data obtained from environmental monitoring stations.
In this regard, it should also be noted that the objective of the project is perfectly aligned with the premises and objectives pursued by the development of technologies aimed at Smart Cities.