AGILE Pilot: Open Field & Animal Monitoring

Challenge

One of the challenges of living in countries with poor infrastructure, human inaccessible places, or areas of natural catastrophes is that more often than not, there is little or no Internet access.  This restriction makes it challenging when trying to gather, arrange, and access data. You might ask why this data is important and how it would be used? Well, for starters it would help the residents align their resources, monitor live stock and protect endangered species.

Pilot Project

This pilot uses the Agile Gateway as a gateway between the Internet, when accessible, and an unmanned drone collecting various data spread out on large areas.

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European DroneConvention 2016

The European DroneConvention 2016 was on May 10, 2016. Tom Sorgeloos of Orange/Mobistar presented a talk called “The cellular network: a vital link in the world of drones.” Slides are available here.

Orange, i-Minds and Rombit participate in the Agile European Horizon 2020 project in order to investigate how drones can be used in case of a fire, explosion or other incident in the Antwerp Port regions. How can drones be deployed to get a better insight in the situation even before the emergency services arrive by using sensors and images sent through the Agile gateway and over the Orange 4G network in real time. More use cases in safety and environment are considered, which is one of the AGILE Pilot Projects, Air Quality and Pollution Monitoring.