Platform for monitoring vibrations in historical buildings

Registration number: CZ.07.1.02/0.0/0.0/16_040/0000364
Provider: EU ESIF – Operational program Prague – growth pole of the Czech Republic
Solver: Ing. Pavel Mlejnek, PhD.
Start: 01.01. 2018
End: 31.12. 2019

Implemented as part of the Technology Transfer for Smart Prague project

The goal of the project is to design an autonomous monitoring system (independent of local power and data infrastructure) capable of recording vibrations, tilt or other parameters of the building structure and, in case of exceeding the set limits, inform the building operator or construction company about a possible problem. The target group using the platform are construction companies implementing reconstruction or other construction works for the City Hall. city of Prague or the city districts of Prague, or the City Hall itself. city of Prague or city districts of Prague for checking and monitoring the condition of historical buildings in their ownership. Secondarily, the measurement results can be provided to the traffic manager, who can regulate the speed and flow of traffic and determine vehicle weight restrictions based on the vibration evaluation.

Currently, a system is available that is able to monitor vibrations, but this is powered and data connected to the local infrastructure, the reliable provision of which is very problematic and it is not possible to ensure reliable functionality. As part of the implementation, the current system will be completely redesigned so that it can be used in places where power and data infrastructure is not provided. All input know-how (background) is owned by the applicant. Further development will require a significant reduction in consumption to allow battery power and at the same time implement a low-energy wireless communication system capable of transmitting the required data (e.g. using a LoRa network).