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This page contains all public deliverables performed within the PROTEUS project.

Industrial requirements and use cases

Use case description

  • This deliverable describes the requirements for the research and development activities that will be carried out within the PROTEUS project. These requirements were collected from the urban water management system implemented by SMAS in the municipality of Almada. These requirements are related with the Water Safety Plan implemented by SMAS, which among other directives, requires periodic measurements and controls of the water quality, specifies hazardous events and water quality operating ranges; coordinates activities not only dedicated to the monitoring and control of the water quality but also to the definition of procedures to prevent dangerous situations and to the improvement of infrastructures and protocols. Besides the Water Safety Plan, SMAS is also committed to Water and Energy losses management plan that focus on sustainability, defined according to its three components: social, economic and environmental. This plan promotes the efficient use of water and the sustainable use of energy resources, while ensuring the availability of water resources.
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Requirements analysis

  • The deliverable 1.2 “Requirements analysis” of project PROTEUS intends to extract requirements from the use cases analysis done in D1.1 to feed the design phase of WP2. It has the challenging mission to make a trade-off between expected technological advances, business relevance and project resources to provide a set of requirements to be used as inputs for the project design phase.
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Manufacturability plan

  • The Smart Water Market requires new technologies for Smart multi-parameter probes. Several solutions are already deployed on water networks. Nevertheless there is no real consensus on parameters to follow and the range of measurements. Each manufacturer has its own analysis of the Smart Water requirements and its cost objectives. The cost of installation is an important part of the global cost of a system and build up to 30 % to 50% of the global cost. The PROTEUS aim is to provide Smart systems for water quality with a market orientation. This report provides details on the business requirements for these smart systems and on their manufacturability. The system must have a high level of integration in order to reduce the cost of the system but, in the same time, be flexible enough in order to complete current networks already deployed.
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Smart system co-design: Sub-parts specification

 

 First version of smart system co-design

  • The outcome of the use case analysis scenarios carried out for the water monitoring ecosystem has produced a set of requirements that confirmed the need for the design of a complex and heterogeneous system for the Proteus project. This is the objective of work-package WP2, which aims at providing the co-design of the overall smart system, building the system architecture with clear design of the heterogeneous building blocks (hardware and software) and of the interfaces between them (routing, bonding, packaging). Considering the multi-parameter monitoring requirements, which imply a multi-sensor approach, the design of a System on Chip (SoC) in a standard CMOS technology and the use of CNT and MEMS sensors contribute to reducing the price and size of the probe. However, the probe has also to be selfpowered and smart if an effective maintenance cost reduction is also targeted. The system probe thus also includes elements for energy harvesting and embeds smart algorithms, for example for efficient energy management. Additionally, considering the environment where the probe is installed, the design process tackles the final packaging as well as the production requirements and compatibility issues, like electromagnetic interference or galvanic isolation.
    The diversity of the technologies as well as the required interactions between them potentiate the risk of failure, which has to be minimized by reaching a high degree of consistency during the conception phase. This is the goal of this deliverable, in which a full system overview was done, exposing the proposed technologies in order to set the specifications for effective interactions between them. Building upon requirements expresses in D1.2, the outcomes of this deliverable feed the specifications set that is needed for both hardware (WP3) and software (WP4) implementation. Due to the complexity of the proposed system and considering the limitations of the number of timeslots available for CMOS chip fabrication, two versions were included in PROTEUS project plan. Besides giving an overall description of the complete system, this deliverable describes the design aspects of the first version of the PROTEUS system. At the end a cross-reference table between the requirements gathered in D1.2 and the present document is given.
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 Final version of smart system co-design

  • The first deliverable of the WP2 (D2.1) presented the preliminary design of the device on the basis of the operative requirements of the different use cases. The first version of the Pnode, which was tested both in laboratory and at the Sense-City facility (D5.1 and D5.2), was quite effective in answering to most of the requirements, but it also evidenced some limitations which had to be overcome in the subsequent design. Some of these limitations appeared already from the first test stages so that the devices tested in D5.1 and D5.2 deliverable show small changes with respect to the D2.1 design. Such changes are partly discussed in this deliverable together with the presentation of the final design. The major aim of this second version is the integration of all the components of the device, presenting changes and significant improvements in the design of the single subparts, where the limitations observed in the experimental test (see D5.2 conclusions) have been addressed.
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Lab validation, model and field trials

 

 Report on 1st phase validation, including energy, sensing, reliability, model deployment

  • The deliverable D5.2 reports first on new validation results for the different building blocks of this D5.1 prototype (7 different types of sensors, analog to digital conversion by the CMOS chip, piezoelectric vortex generator). These building blocks are described for the most part in the deliverables D3.1, D3.2, D3.3 that predate deliverable D5.1. Then we present the lab validation of the sensor cap in chapter 3: description of the different versions of caps under test, description of the sensor analog front end, description of the test bench for chemical and thermal sensitivity analysis. Linear sensitivity to temperature, pH, chlorine and chloride are demonstrated, though the selectivity between the different CNT sensors needs to be investigated further and probably enhanced. The conductivity sensor still remains to be investigated in the lab. After a description of Sense-City water loop and a description of the integration strategy of the PNODE in Sense-City water management system, the validation results of the PNODE in Sense-City are proposed: temperature-compensated, linear sensitivity of temperature, pressure, conductivity, pH, chlorine and chloride sensors are observed, though additional data and data processing would provide valuable insight. A lower bound for the precision level of ach of the sensors is provided. Energy harvesting is also demonstrated in Sense-City, as well as prediction capability at water management system level. Finally, the different outcomes are summarized. Additional validation steps are listed for the current version of the PNODE, while optimization routes are proposed, to be explored in the deliverable D2.2 (design).
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Dissemination, Communication activities and Exploitation

 Data Management Plan

  • This deliverable proposes the data management plan (DMP) to be supplied in the context of the H2020 pilot action on open access to research data. Usual practices in relation to data management plan have been looked at and allowed to identify data sets characteristics to be looked at and being: description of data to be generated or collected (explanation of the different types of data which will be produced, including file formats where possible), standards and metadata (presence and description of the metadata accompanying the dataset), data sharing (provided access level) and archiving and preservation (procedures ensure preservation of the dataset).
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Mid Report on Dissemination and Exploitation

  • This deliverable describes the dissemination activities carried out during the first 18 months of PROTEUS project, including publications in journals and conferences, demonstrations, and presentations at water related events and fora. Moreover, the deliverable addresses PROTEUS exploitation activities. The deliverable also provides a report on health and environmental risks that can arise from using carbon nanotube technologies.
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