Smart monitoring networks

  • Application of models for machine listening and auditory cognition into smart sound meters and acoustic sensor networks.
  • Large-scale networks of sound monitoring stations have been deployed already in Ghent, Antwerp, Brussels, Rotterdam and Paris.
  • Mobile sound measurements combining GPS data allow to map larger areas with fine spatial resolution. This technique has already been applied e.g. in Paris (by walking) and in Bangelore (India) and Sao Carlos (Brasil) using bicycles.
  • Dynamic noise mapping techniques have been developed, which use model-based interpolation between measurements, with high temporal and spatial resolution.



Research projects: 
  • IWT SBO project IDEA (Intelligent Distributed Environmental Assessment)
  • UGent IOF project SSM (Smart Sound Monitoring)
  • Ademe GRAFIC project
  • Geluidmeetnet Maasvlakte
Tools and Valorisation: 

ASAsense is a spin-off company of the WAVES lab, that develops and deploys smart sensor network solutions.

Key Publications: 
  • B. De Coensel, D. Botteldooren. Smart sound monitoring for sound event detection and characterization. In Proceedings of the 43rd International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering (Inter-Noise), Melbourne, Australia (2014).
  • B. De Coensel, K. Sun, W. Wei, T. Van Renterghem, M. Sineau, C. Ribeiro, A. Can, P. Aumond, C. Lavandier, D. Botteldooren. Dynamic noise mapping based on fixed and mobile sound measurements. In Proceedings of the 10th European Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering (Euronoise), Maastricht, The Netherlands (2015).
  • W. Wei, T. Van Renterghem, B. De Coensel, D. Botteldooren. Dynamic noise mapping: a map-based interpolation between noise measurements with high temporal resolution. Applied Acoustics 101:127-140 (2016).