Museums and galleries are specially placed due to those precious treasures of culture they contain and protect. Weather outside and microclimate inside must be checked repeatedly in connection, so we consider the system to be outdoor+indoor at the same time.
Due to the necessity to control airflow and conditions in every room of the exhibition, indoor sensors and arrays would be the primary focus. Several types of devices would be needed to make up a system that gathers temperature, humidity, airflow (droughts), pollution, allergens, occasional noises. This would prevent exhibits from ruination or crack-drying
Aside from essential data on temperature, humidity, pressure, and wind, it is needed to gather noise levels and vibrations. This information will help to save the building from slow ruination, in case it is a historic one by itself.
Set of parameters measured, analyzed, controlled and mapping by "Atmosphere" arrays of sensors:
- Acoustic noise
- UV activity
- Cold and hot areas
The main aim is to create favorable conditions for preserving the integrity of the exhibits. Watchmen must react correctly before any problem occurs.
Predictive analytics is the key. Specific service represents all the analyzed data in different forms: numbers, maps, graphs, etc.
Software on backend should have a database for all sensors, updated every 15 minutes. The frontend of software should look like a 3D map of museum rooms or 2D with several layers, where signals show whether conditions are good or not, with some colored markers. If the condition drops from green, a warning is shown in yellow or red, and the user can always open up the numbers to check on them. Also, predictive warnings popup when the weather outside is going to change so that the inner system must be adjusted.
Software to observe and receive signals to produce predictions and advice for museums.
- Gateways in the HVAC system
- Wall-mounted thermostat
Software is currently under development.