Design of a M2M waste container system for a Smart City
Tutor / director / evaluatorCalveras Augé, Anna M.
Document typeMaster thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
One of the major challenges of a city or town is the management of waste collection routes, so that containers are not overfilled or collected unnecessarily. So as to make this task easier, a system capable of reporting the fill levels of a waste container is presented in this thesis, so collection routes can be planned efficiently with live information. Moreover, it incorporates additional sensors to detect vandalism acts, such as container displacements or fire. The work in this thesis involves research about distance measurement algorithms, and hardware components needed for the system measurements, as well as a hands on prototype implementation, featuring fill level, acceleration and flame presence measurements. Then, the performance of the prototype is analysed, discussing the suitability of the hardware components used.