The CitySens project ("Safe sensor application in the intelligent city") has set itself the goal of creating a comprehensive IoT infrastructure for the urban area of Kamp-Lintfort and its surroundings with the forward-looking LoRaWAN® wireless technology. In addition to setting up the necessary infrastructure, the LoRaWAN® project will also develop devices for the digital acquisition, transmission and evaluation of measurement data. For this purpose, the project partners have joined together to form a consortium. Under the leadership of IMST GmbH as research partner and with the collaboration of Deutsche Funkturm GmbH, LINEG, ISIS IC GmbH, Westnetz GmbH and Stadtwerke Kamp-Lintfort GmbH the project partners will work together to advance digitization. This project is supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

A major milestone in the CitySens project was the installation of two LoRaWAN® gateways on the winding tower of shaft I of the former Friedrich Heinrich colliery, which will be commissioned just in time for the start of the State Horticultual Show.

The gateways installed at a height of about 80 meters allows for a large area coverage of the urban area of Kamp-Lintfort, including rural areas and neighbouring towns. Despite the low transmission power, the system achieves ranges of over 20 km, thanks to the exposed location of the gateways. In addition to the two LoRaWAN® gateways, five more have been installed in the town of Kamp-Lintfort, enabling coverage of almost all areas of the town by the LoRaWAN® network.

Funding number EFRE-04001007