Noise exposure level detection using the Skopje.Pulse platform

Anachkova, Maja and Domazetovska, Simona and Hadzi-Nikolova, Marija and Mirakovski, Dejan and Gavrilovski, Viktor (2019) Noise exposure level detection using the Skopje.Pulse platform. In: OSH Priority, 9-12 Oct 2019, Ohrid.

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The intense globalization, the dramatic increase in population and the changes in infrastructure in the large cities have caused a multitude of environmental problems and negative environmental changes in recent years. One of the most worrying problems that occurs in overcrowded and frequent metropolises is the problem of increased noise levels which can greatly affect human health. In the city of Skopje, as the capital of the Republic of North Macedonia, except for a few short-term measurements conducted by state
institutions, no other measures have been taken to protect against noise pollution. This paper presents a solution for sustainable noise development and monitoring in the city of Skopje created and implemented by the software company Netcetera for the purpose of 24-hour monitoring of the level of noise in several measuring stations in the city. This concept is based on the “Internet of Things” principle, which collects noise level data via sensor network and Wi-Fi and LoRaWAN communications which are then visualized and monitored online via platform called Skopje Pulse. The first chapter of this paper presents an overview of similar software solutions and ways of collecting data and monitoring the noise level from which the development experience of Skopje Pulse was derived. Furthermore, the second chapter provides a detailed explanation of the platform, sensor network and the way of communication expressed and explained through the concept of "Internet of Things" which was used to develop this solution. The third chapter presents the sensor itself and its specifications. At the end of this paper, data from the sensor network for
each day and hour during 2018 are presented, as well as their analysis that identifies the critical and most
challenging months, days, and hours with increased noise levels in the City of Skopje as a capital city.
Keywords: noise exposure, noise level, IoT, LoRaWAN,

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Engineering and Technology > Environmental engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Marija Hadzi-Nikolova
Date Deposited: 25 Dec 2019 10:26
Last Modified: 25 Dec 2019 10:26

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