During the SCENE project, the Field Tests were conducted.

They addressed particular use cases that havenot been considered during SCENE design, to test the level of flexibility and expandability of the final platform version.

The first of these test campaigns was conducted between the 9th and the 10th of February 2021, inCatania, Italy.

This field test monitored a green area bordering the AMT Headquarters, where one may also find a military helicopter base and a civil international airport. Extreme environment phenomena happening in this site such as fires, heavy rains or flooding can potentially became a threat for the customer critical infrastructure. The sensors registered environmental data such as temperature, gas resistance, air humidity, environment pressure, sea level altitude.Although SCENE was not initially designed to act as a real-time IoT Platform, due to its flexibility, we were able to manage critical information almost in near real-time by having a static IGW installation, always in range with the deployed sensors.

The second of these test campaigns was conducted on the 12th of February 2021, in Rennes (Cesson-Sévigné), France.

Initially, the goal was to run the field test in the municipality of Saint-Etienne, with a LoraWanfissurometer sensor placed on a building presenting dangerous fissures, and with the Intelligent Gateway placed in a vehicle from the “Service Voirie” of the municipality.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation, the organization of the field test with the administration and legal teams of the municipality took too much time and was postponed to March 2021. In this perspective, it was decided to still focus on the Air Quality measurements during this Field Test session, and on the Intelligent Gateway performance improvement regarding data transmission to the Scene Service Platform.  This time, the IGW installation was fixed.

The third and final of these test campaigns has been executed between the 17th and 18th of February 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Although the use case was the same as the one used in the previous two pilots in Matosinhos (detect illegal parking and communicate with the authorities), the setup was changed to allow a “near real-time” detection scenario, using a pure software sensor connected to an existing CCTV camera of a private parking lot. The physical processing unit was replaced by software service running in the Internet. This field test addresses situations where the customer already has an existing CCTV infrastructure in place and allowed us to test a scenario where the IGW could be used locally in the private parking lot for the content delivery functionality, while everything related to the IoT was processed in the cloud.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, only the Hosts of each field test where physically on site. The Consortium partners were virtually present in a MS Teams virtual room set up for all the duration of the Field Tests.

The results of the Field Tests were a success and proved the effectiveness of SCENE Platform in other scenarios!