SCC-PG: Low-cost Smart Cities: Designing Affordable Smart Cities for All Communities

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Rapid urbanization burdens city infrastructure and creates the need for local governments to maximize the usage of resources to serve its citizens. Smart city projects aim to alleviate the urbanization problem by deploying a vast amount of Internet-of-things (IoT) devices to monitor and manage environmental conditions and infrastructure. However, smart city projects can be extremely expensive to deploy and manage. A significant portion of the expense is a result of providing Internet connectivity via 5G or WiFi to IoT devices. We proposes the use of delay tolerant networks (DTNs) as a backbone for smart city communication for particular data that can tolerate delays. For data needed in real-time, we seek to investigate advancements in edge-computing, placement of nodes, and incentivezation of vehicles and people to meet QoS constraints. The goal is to enable developing communities to become smart cities at a fraction of the cost along with enabling developed cities to minimize cost and maximize efficiency.
Effective start/end date10/1/209/30/22


  • National Science Foundation: $150,000.00


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