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PAGE 32 Editorials from EE Faculty (Cont.) Environmentally Powered WSN for Air Quality Monitoring Operating in a “Set-and-Forget Scenario” (Cont.) Prof. Farid Touati Professor at the EED Qatar University Self-Powered: environmental energy harvesting means no batteries or grid power required for operation . Efficient: individual components have low power requirements . Modular design: can be modified readily. Scalable: system can grow from a single device to thousands of networked devices. Robust: proven operation in harsh environments like summer of Doha Aesthetic Design: public spaces will not be disrupted by system’s shape. APPLICATIONS All the applications below are operable in an IoT-based AQ index service (Figure 3). Indoor/outdoor AQ monitoring by municipalities, government agencies (e.g., National Weather Service), etc. Fossil fuel power plants Industrial facilities Networked cloud-based systems with multiple data collection devices Transportation movement and management. DEVELOPMENT STATUS Researchers have successfully fabricated this technology and conducted precommercialization testing in a laboratory then outdoor environment in Doha and Italy for extended periods raising it to TRL5/6 (technology readiness level 5/6). PATENT PROTECTION This technology is protected under the US Patent US 15/304,855, published 7/5/2015. LICENSING OPPORTU- NITIES Qatar Foundation is offering this technology for license. For more info about this Technology, please contact technologies@qf.org.qa. ACKNOWLEDGMENT This publication was made possible by NPRP grant # 6- 203-2- 086 from the Qatar National Research Fund (a member of Qatar Foundation). The statements made herein are solely the responsibility of the authors. REFERENCES: [1] Environmental Protection Agency: www.epa.gov/air/ urbanair/. Latest access time: Dec 2012. European Environment Agency: http://www.eea.europa.eu/ themes/air. Latest access time: Dec 2012. [2] http://www.gsdp.gov.qa/ portal/page/portal/gsdp_en/ qatar_national_vision/ E n v i r o n m e n - tal_Development. [3] “QATAR NATIONAL VISION 2030 - ADVANC- ING SUSTAINABLE DE- VELOPMENT - QATAR'S SECOND HUMAN DE- VELOPMENT REPORT http://www.gsdp.gov.qa/ portal/page/portal/gsdp_en/ qatar_national_vision/ E n v i r o n m e n - tal_Development. [ 4] K. Arshak, E. Moore, G.M. Lyons, J. Harris, S. Clifford, (2004) "A review of gas sensors employed in electronic nose applications", Sensor Review, Vol. 24 Iss: 2, pp.181 - 198. Figure (3) IoT cloud AQ index service EED NEWSLETTER VOL. 2, ISSUE 1

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