An Internet of Things approach to sensing Meteorological Impacts on Transport

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Our Aim

To develop sensors that are:

  • Wireless – leveraging existing communication networks
  • Low-cost – enabling dense networks to be deployed
  • Self-contained and battery powered - for simple, quick deployment

To build software that can:

  • Collect and process data from thousands of sensors
  • Create real-time visualisations of the observations
  • Provide a decision-making tool to empower transport managers

Who we are

Altasense has been developed by meteorologists at the University of Birmingham. The team is keen to see dense networks of its wireless sensors contributing to the ever growing Internet of Things.

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