Design of Quadrotor UAV and Internet-of-Things Based Air Pollution Monitoring Systems

Adnan Rafi Al Tahtawi(1*), Erick Andika(2), Maulana Yusuf(3), Wildan Nurfauzan Harjanto(4)

(1) Politeknik Negeri Bandung
(2) Politeknik Sukabumi
(3) Politeknik Sukabumi
(4) Politeknik Sukabumi
(*) Corresponding Author


Air pollution is one of problems causing global warming that is currently taking a place. Several air quality monitoring devices usually located at the city center are only limited to display data at one point. Therefore, a mobile device to monitor air quality is needed so as to enable the monitoring in several points. This paper aims to design an air quality monitoring system based on quadrotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology. The sensor system is designed to detect CO, CO2, air quality, and temperature variables. This sensor systems was then integrated with quadrotor in order to make the monitoring process can be carried out at various points. Quadrotor was designed using Ardupilot Mega (APM) 2.6 as the flight controler. Measurement data from system sensor was transmitted wirelessly using internet network via Wi-Fi module. Based on the test results, the sensor system was able to detect concentration of several test gas and was linear to the output voltage. Quadrotor orientation parameters at takeoff produced transient responses in less than 1 second. The air pollution sensor parameter data could also be displayed every 10 seconds on the ThingSpeak and ThingView interfaces, and could be mapped based on the data retrieval coordinates.


Air Pollution; Quadrotor, IoT, ThingSpeak

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