Flying isn't just flying
Project Dragonfly is a two-in-one industrial wastewater and air toxicity monitoring solution that is environmentally friendly, non-invasive, and cost effective.
The name suggests a biomimicry, where the drone in the project is able to fly, change its altitude, move forward and backward at relatively fast and slow speeds, change direction, spontaneously stop and hover, in addition to performing the signature act of dipping into the surface of water, resembling the nature of a dragonfly.
Pollution is a serious problem
In the recent years, technology has evolved swiftly. This leads to the emergence of new areas of business activities and industrial development as well as expansion, e.g. transforming towards Industry 4.0. Nonetheless, pollution has become a major concern in modern metropolises due to industrial emissions and increasing urbanization. It would be the responsibility of factories to control their emissions of pollutants into the air and/or water. The project presents remarkable significance when regulation of industrial emissions becomes crucial. Access to otherwise-inaccessible areas would be made possible. Moreover, due to safety concerns, using a drone to monitor levels of pollutants is much more desired.
Before it's too late...
Primarily to the regulatory authority, governing body, and scientific institutions, water quality and air toxicity monitoring can be performed systematically and periodically, with minimal effort by humans, should there be a well-developed system in place which also utilizes the famous Internet of Things (IoT) concept. The information obtained could be used by enforcement teams to penalize companies that violated the set standards. The primary objective of the project is to design and create an environmental monitoring system that is reliable, linked to World Wide Web (WWW), user-friendly, environmentally sound, and cost effective.
A gift for Mother Earth
A clean and elegant solution towards environmental monitoring.
Project Dragonfly marks a new beginning. The revolutionary approach renders monitoring works of air and water pollution much more efficacious. The eventual aim is to realize a conducive low-pollution ecosystem for flora and fauna to thrive.
Honours & Recognitions
International Conference on Smart Community and Industry (ICSCI) 2019 - IET Malaysia Best Paper Award
InTEX 2019 - Gold Award
SAINS Design Challenge - 1st Runner Up
Microsoft Track - 2nd Runner Up
MDEC Digital Tech Awards - Grand Finalist
Equipped with powerful
cloud computing architecture
Project Dragonfly is made possible through the adoption of Microsoft Azure cloud services. It has offered scalable and flexible data communication system between the sensors and servers as well as providing proper platforms (such as Azure Function App, Azure Logic App, etc.) to aid in designing the workflow of business processes and help with integrating with other cloud products or even third-party tool. With the simple and yet user friendly interface and multi-models for the server and database’s operating architecture (such as Node Js, PHP, etc.), developers can choose the structure based on their personal preference and programming background.