sensor uo

This project is powered by Urban Observatory, who provides SenseMyStreet with sensors. A number of sensors can be deployed around the city of various shapes, sizes and capabilities. The sensors record the current conditions and transmit data wirelessly to a local base station. The local base-station transmits data to Urban Observatory servers, which clean, analyse and store the data for further use.

We are working hard get more sensors that would help people identify and/or inform their issues in the community. Below you can see an overview of sensors that are available with the SenseMyStreet toolkit.

 

Air Quality

You can read more about air quality and the limits on Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs site here

AQMesh

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‘Bird box’ sized unit which takes different air quality measurements.

 

What does it measure?

It measures air quality parameters like NO, NO2, O3, CO, SO2 and also pod temperature, atmospheric pressure, relative humidity, average noise, peak noise, particle count (PM 1, PM 2.5, PM 10)

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How is it deployed?

This sensor is attached onto a lamp post by a Urban Observatory engineer.

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For all the technical stuff visit manufacturer's website

 

 

Fidas® Frog (hand-held)

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Hand-held find dust monitoring device.

 

What does it measure?

It measures different sizes find dust particles in the air. The number after the PMx refers to the particles smaller and equal to that number in micrometers (µm). The device measures the concentration of different size particles in the air (µg/m3). Device can also measure total count of particles (TPC) and total suspended particles (TSP).

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How is it deployed?

It is a hand held device which can be operated by anyone anywhere they like. However, because it measures particles in the air, it can be influenced by weather conditions (e.g. rainfall, wind). Want to know how you can use it? Read more...

 

For all the technical stuff visit manufacturer's website

 

DustMate (hand-held)

dustmate

Hand-held industrial grade find dust monitoring device.

 

What does it measure?

It measures different sizes find dust particles in the air as does the previous one. The number after the PMx refers to the particles smaller and equal to that number in micrometers (µm). The device measures the concentration of different size particles in the air (µg/m3). Device can also measure total suspended particles (TSP).

PM1 150PM2.5 Icon 150PM10 Icon 150

 

How is it deployed?

It is a hand held device which can be operated by anyone anywhere they like. However, because it measures particles in the air, it can be influenced by weather conditions (e.g. rainfall, wind). Want to know how you can use it? Read more...

 

For all the technical stuff visit manufacturer's website

 

Traffic

There is already some information about the traffic available on the Urban Observatory Dashboard, Gateshead Council Traffic & Accident Data Unit's website and the Department of Transport traffic site.

 

For more information contact Aare Puussaar at a.puussaar2@ncl.ac.uk.

More information about additional sensors coming soon...