1. Platform requirement and system architecture 2. Open DNP3-Lite platform (support 100K IoT devices) a) Master server b) Outstation server c) Data concentrator server d) Message pool cluster 3. Low-energy LoRa star network a) Star network management b) Concentrator device c) End-device with different sensors (e.g., water quality, water level, etc.) 4. Extensible API for smart utilities applications 5. On-site trial a) Deploy water-quality monitoring network in sea shore nearby sea-front pumping station (e.g., Sai Wan Ho SWPS) or b) Deploy water monitoring network in open country (e.g., Nam Chung) 6. Report about commercialization activities
Water Supplies Department
The proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) and the success of SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems have pushed the horizon of a new computing service, Industrial IoT, which is the use of IoT technologies to enhance industrial processes. This project aims to establish an industrial IoT platform with DNP3 (Distributed Network Protocol) and LoRa (Long Range) for real-time communications in a hostile environment without electricity and mobile signal. A new industrial IoT protocol, DNP3-Lite, is proposed for robust, low-energy, low-cost and scalable real-time communication in utilities applications (e.g., smart water). This project focuses on the development of an open DNP3-Lite platform (master server, outstation server, data concentrator server and message pool cluster) and low-energy LoRa star network (star network management, concentrator device and end-device). This industrial IoT platform enables partners to build, develop, and commercialize new utilities products and applications on a common cost-effective platform.