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Pollution Identification, Mapping, and Ecosystem Observation with AI-powered water quality USV

Project title: Pollution Identification, Mapping, and Ecosystem Observation with AI-powered water quality USV

Acronym: PIMEO-AI

Project PIMEO-AI targets the development and operational use in multiple representative environments of an artificial-intelligence (AI) powered unmanned surface vehicle (USV) that is capable to perform complete suites of water quality measurements in all types of sensitive aquatic ecosystems. The resulting PIMEO-AI USV will be a next-generation advanced tool for studying sensitive ecosystems, identifying pollution sources, and mapping their environmental impact. To achieve its mission, PIMEO-AI will be outfitted with the most complete instrumentation payload attempted to date, including:

 

  • In-situ detection and rapid quantification of fecal indicator bacteria
  • Microfluidic sensor for in-situ monitoring of nutrient concentrations
  • Real-time video link and complete navigation instrumentation
  • Multi-parameter probe for real-time water quality measurements
  • Echo-sounder for water depth mapping

 

In addition to its unique metrological capabilities, the PIMEO-AI USV will be empowered by the latest machine-learning technologies for choosing the optimal sampling strategy based on acquired data history. PIMEO-AI will be connected to a secure cloud data platform to provide archival, centralization and analytics capabilities. Blockchain technology will be used to provide trust and traceability, such as securely managing the sensor data information as well as the identity of the stakeholders.

The system will be tested operationally in France, on lake Créteil, and in România, in Constanța Harbor, Black Sea costal area and Danube Delta.

 

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Project code: ERANET-MARTERA-PIMEO-AI-1

Project title: Pollution Identification, Mapping, and Ecosystem Observation with AI-powered water quality USV

Acronym: PIMEO-AI

Funding: state budget

PN III Program name: European and international cooperation – Subprogram 3.2 – Horizon 2020

Project type: ERANET

Realization period: 09/03/2020 – 28/02/2023

Contract duration: 36 months

Total contract value: 190.000 lei / 40.000 Euro

The contracting authority: Executive Unit for Financing Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation through the European International Cooperation Program

Project manager: Assist. professor PhD Eng. Mirel Ciprian PĂUN

 

PARTNERS

FLUIDION – France

Sorbonne Université, LOCEAN – France

BEIA Consult International – România

Universitatea Maritimă din Constanța – România

Institutul de Geografie al Academiei Române – România

 

PHASES AND ACTIVITIES OF THE PROJECT

PHASE 1. Identify requirements and develop scenarios for drone use

1.1 Establishing the requirements of radio communication modules based on the propagation models developed for the specific working environments of the platform

1.2 Elaboration of use case scenarios for the Black Sea coastal area

1.3 Establishing requirements for data sets used in the training of artificial intelligence algorithms

1.4 Communication and dissemination of results

PHASE 2. Design and development of the PIMEO-AI platform

2.1 Elaboration of the structure of the radio communication system and of the sonar

2.2 Generating data sets to train Machine Learning algorithms

2.3 Communication and dissemination of results

PHASE 3. Integration and testing of the PIMEO-AI platform

3.1 Testing the platform under controlled conditions

3.2 Real-time platform testing (use cases)

3.3 Communication and dissemination of results

PHASE 4. Evaluation and exploitation of results

4.1 Evaluation of test results

4.2 Communication and dissemination of results

 

RESULTS

                Experimental systems for determining signal propagation models for drone communication:

 

Scientific articles

  • Mihaela Hnatiuc, Alin Ghilezan, Methods of underwater autonomous navigation, The 10th edition of the International Conference “Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnologies”, 20 – 23 August 2020, Constanța, România.
  • Alin Dănișor, Răzvan D. Tamaș, Feng Qi, Description of Underwater Noise in Siutghiol lake, Constanta, The 10th edition of the International Conference “Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnologies”, 20 – 23 August 2020, Constanța, România.
  • Mariana Vasilica Gălbiază, Ștefania Bucuci, Liliana Anchidin, Răzvan D. Tamaș, Characterization of antenna side and back radiation in a multipath site, The 10th edition of the International Conference “Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnologies”, 20 – 23 August 2020, Constanța, România.
  • Mirel Păun, Software-defined Ground Penetrating Chirp Radar, The 10th edition of the International Conference “Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnologies”, 20 – 23 August 2020, Constanța, România.
  • Mirel Păun, Continuous-wave software-defined radar interferometry, The 10th edition of the International Conference “Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnologies”, 20 – 23 August 2020, Constanța, România.
  • Mirel Păun, Stepped-frequency software-defined ground-based synthetic aperture radar, The 10th edition of the International Conference “Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnologies”, 20 – 23 August 2020, Constanța, România.
  • Mirel Păun, Stepped-frequency software-defined Ground Penetrating Radar, The 10th edition of the International Conference “Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnologies”, 20 – 23 August 2020, Constanța, România.
  • Simona Ghiță, Mihaela Hnatiuc, BIOFOULING MONITORING, The 10th edition of the International Conference “Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnologies”, 20 – 23 August 2020, Constanța, România.
  • Ștefania Bucuci, Răzvan D. Tamaș, Radar cross section analysis for meander line frequency selective surfaces, The 10th edition of the International Conference “Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnologies”, 20 – 23 August 2020, Constanța, România.
  • Ana Dumitrașcu, Ana Bordea, Low Cost Seismometer for Building Integrity Measurement, The 10th edition of the International Conference “Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnologies”, 20 – 23 August 2020, Constanța, România.
  • Ana Dumitrașcu, Ana Bordea, Florin Cazan, On the improvement of performance in motorsport by means of acceleration measurements, The 10th edition of the International Conference “Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnologies”, 20 – 23 August 2020, Constanța, România.
  • Andreea Constantin, Răzvan Tamaș, Impact Reduction of Common Mode Currents for Field Measurements on Directional Symmetrical Antennas, The 10th edition of the International Conference “Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnologies”, 20 – 23 August 2020, Constanța, România.
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