Presenter's Name(s)

Benjamin L. SchornFollow

Primary Faculty Mentor Name

AJ Rossman

Status

Undergraduate

Student College

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Program/Major

Civil Engineering

Primary Research Category

Engineering & Physical Sciences

Secondary Research Category

Vermont Studies

Presentation Title

Real-time Site Monitoring Through Wireless Sensor Networks

Time

3:00 PM

Location

Silver Maple Ballroom - Engineering & Physical Sciences

Abstract

The Cambrian Rise community development, located on North Avenue atop of Burlington’s Waterfront, is Vermont’s largest high-density project to date (2018). 15 four-story buildings, both residential and commercial, will be constructed on an area covering only 21.6 acres. The site is also only 1000 feet from Lake Champlain’s waterfront. As a result, there will be a substantial amount of new stormwater runoff into Lake Champlain. North Beach, one of Burlington’s most productive ecological and tourist assets, is also directly adjacent to the Cambrian Rise property. Members of the Burlington community would like to ensure the newly proposed development will not negatively affect the health of Lake Champlain and the current ecosystems of the undeveloped land. To meet the needs of concerned neighbors, a wireless sensor network (WSN) will be deployed throughout the property. These sensors will measure changes in: groundwater quality (depth, salinity, TDS, conductivity, and temperature), wildlife activity, and traffic patterns. The sensor data will be transmitted by LoRa (long range, low power) radios to a location where it will be processed and visualized. At this time the LoRa radios have not been deployed on the property, however the groundwork for their implementation has been laid. The wireless sensor network to be deployed throughout the Cambrian Rise neighborhood will be Burlington’s first attempt at developing smart city infrastructure in Vermont.

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Real-time Site Monitoring Through Wireless Sensor Networks

The Cambrian Rise community development, located on North Avenue atop of Burlington’s Waterfront, is Vermont’s largest high-density project to date (2018). 15 four-story buildings, both residential and commercial, will be constructed on an area covering only 21.6 acres. The site is also only 1000 feet from Lake Champlain’s waterfront. As a result, there will be a substantial amount of new stormwater runoff into Lake Champlain. North Beach, one of Burlington’s most productive ecological and tourist assets, is also directly adjacent to the Cambrian Rise property. Members of the Burlington community would like to ensure the newly proposed development will not negatively affect the health of Lake Champlain and the current ecosystems of the undeveloped land. To meet the needs of concerned neighbors, a wireless sensor network (WSN) will be deployed throughout the property. These sensors will measure changes in: groundwater quality (depth, salinity, TDS, conductivity, and temperature), wildlife activity, and traffic patterns. The sensor data will be transmitted by LoRa (long range, low power) radios to a location where it will be processed and visualized. At this time the LoRa radios have not been deployed on the property, however the groundwork for their implementation has been laid. The wireless sensor network to be deployed throughout the Cambrian Rise neighborhood will be Burlington’s first attempt at developing smart city infrastructure in Vermont.