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Balloon/Drone-based Aerial Platforms for Remote Particulate Matter Pollutant Monitoring

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dc.contributor.author Xiong, Xingguo
dc.contributor.author Shah, Soumil
dc.contributor.author Pallis, Jani M.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-04T13:26:23Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-04T13:26:23Z
dc.date.issued 2018-03-23
dc.identifier.uri https://scholarworks.bridgeport.edu/xmlui/handle/123456789/2236
dc.description.abstract Air pollution is the world’s leading cause of environmentally related deaths, and results in tremendous environmental, social and economic costs. Particulate matter with diameter of 2.5 microns or less (so called PM2.5) is especially harmful for human health because they can penetrate into the deeper part of the lungs. Monitoring PM pollutants concentration distribution and understanding their diffusion pattern are essential to evaluate their effects on human health and environment. Traditional PM2.5 air pollution monitoring utilizes stationary ground-mounted air pollution sensors to monitor air pollution in certain fixed locations. However, such stationary air pollution sensing lacks flexibility and can only sense air pollution on ground surface. In this research, a balloon/drone based aerial platform for remote particulate matter pollutant monitoring is developed. It can measure PM2.5 air pollution in the air at different altitude and trace the diffusion of air pollutants. The data can be transmitted to ground station via wireless communication, and then uploaded to cloud server. In this way, users can check data online anywhere using computers or smart phones. The proposed aerial platform can also be used for security surveillance, wildlife migration tracking, climate change monitoring, geographical survey and other potential applications. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Air pollution en_US
dc.subject Drone en_US
dc.subject High altitude balloon en_US
dc.subject Monitoring en_US
dc.title Balloon/Drone-based Aerial Platforms for Remote Particulate Matter Pollutant Monitoring en_US
dc.type Other en_US
dc.institute.department School of Engineering en_US
dc.institute.name University of Bridgeport en_US
dc.event.location Bridgeport, CT en_US
dc.event.name Faculty Research Day en_US

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