Jayavardhana Gubbi, Slaven Marusic, Aravinda S. Rao, Yee Wei Law, Marimuthu Palaniswami
2013 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI), IEEE, pp. 1047–1052
Publication year: 2013

Abstract

Internet of Things (IoT) is denned as interconnection of sensing and actuating devices providing the ability to share information across platforms through a unified framework, developing a common operating picture for enabling innovative applications. As the world urban population is set to cross unprecedented levels, adequate provision of services and infrastructure poses huge challenges. The emerging IoT that offers ubiquitous sensing and actuation can be utilized effectively for managing urban environments. In this paper, a new architecture for noise monitoring in urban environments is proposed. The architecture is scalable and applicable to other sensors required for city management. In addition to the architecture, a new noise monitoring hardware platform is reported and visualization of the data is presented. An emerging citizen centric participatory sensing is discussed in the context of noise monitoring.