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Air Pollution Monitoring and Mining Based on Sensor Grid in London

Yajie Ma, Moustafa Ghanem, Yike Guo, Mark Richards

Journal Special Issue Article
Sensors: Special Issue on Urban Environmental Monitoring
Volume 8
June, 2008
ISSN 1424-8220
DOI 10.3390/s8063601

In this paper, we present a distributed infrastructure based on wireless sensors network and Grid computing technology for air pollution monitoring and mining, which aims to develop low-cost and ubiquitous sensor networks to collect real-time, large scale and comprehensive environmental data from road traffic emissions for air pollution monitoring in urban environment. The main informatics challenges in respect to constructing the high-throughput sensor Grid are discussed in this paper. We present a two layer network framework, a P2P e-Science Grid architecture, and the distributed data mining algorithm as the solutions to address the challenges. We simulated the system in TinyOS to examine the operation of each sensor as well as the networking performance. We also present the distributed data mining result to examine the effectiveness of the algorithm.

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