LEaRN The Lafayette Engagement and Research Network

2017-08-03 LEaRN Status Meeting

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SubjectStatus Meeting
Project NameLEaRN
Meeting DateAugust 3, 2017
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Time / Location

CGI Lafayette, 538 Cajundome Blvd.; Room: Lafayette/1N-09 

10:00 AM Central



Discussion Items

Recent News
  • Government Technology Magazine, Skip, wants an interview about LEaRN
    • Carlee waiting on quote from Joel
  • Andrew Rodgers from Chattennooga connected LaBar, William (CGI Federal) with new CGI affiliate
    • Chattenooga wants to deploy some of our sensors
    • Good from US Ignite perspective, sensors from two cities streaming data into one data mgmt system
  • America Soc. of Civil Engineers has asked Carlee Alm-LaBar (Lafayette LA) and Warren G. Abadie (Lafayette LA) to speak at their conference in New Orleans
 Hardware (Sensor, Servers, POC Assembly, Deployment Strategy)
  • Status Update Mobile Sensors
      • Alghamdi, Taghreed (LEARN) is working at CGI this summer on mobile sensors
        • Working on prototype car-mounted sensor
        • Will work with Warren G. Abadie (Lafayette LA) to discuss potential for bus-mounted sensors
          • It is possible to query some hardware on the buses to obtain current location
          • We could use the bus Wifi to transmit data
  • Update status on Water sensors brainstorming
    • Delcambre, Matthew (University of Louisiana at Lafayette), Miles, Brian (CGI Federal) continued to meet with UL researchers (Beth Stauffer, Ed Theriot, Emad Habib, Taylor Sloey, Whitney Broussard, and others) and LCG (Warren G. Abadie (Lafayette LA), Bess Foret) to discuss flooding/drainage applications
      • The group created a 2-page pilot project proposal
      • The group is exploring seed funding for the pilot
        • Delcambre, Matthew (University of Louisiana at Lafayette) talked with US Ignite about $$$ for more sensors. May be able to write a grant for $10k.
          • Could be used for both air or water sensors
            • Use a different name for the water project?
            • May be more $$ avail for development work as well.
          • Waiting to hear about whether US Ignite will allow a waiver for these funds to purchase hardware (the funds are meant for software development)
            • US Ignite should have an official announcement at the June ~25thish Application Summit in Austin
      • The group met June 20 to design a pilot study in the Coulee Mine sub-watershed.
        • Group is working on Southeast Sustainability Network proposal to fund the prototype ($150k/year for 2 years)
          • Letter of intent is due July 6, feedback by July 14
          • Full proposal is due in early September
          • LCG would need to be lead, but money would need to go through UL (question)
  • Use Cases and Ancillary Data Update (Ridgeway, Terysa (CGI))
  • LCG Data Access
    • Desired data:
      •  Distribution of traffic congestion and its health effects on:

        • Households within 1/4 mile of heavy traffic roadways
        • Heavy pedestrian areas (walking, biking, etc.)
        • Those with pre-existing conditions like asthma, heart diseases, and  lung diseases
        • Distance from parks, schools, and nursing homes
      • Traffic Data requests:
        • Annual Average Daily Traffic 
        • Traffic Count (Monthly Volume)
        • Traffic Count (Hourly Volume)
        • Directional Hourly Volume by Vehicle Class
        • Pedestrian traffic (location of crosswalks)
        • Cyclist traffic (location of bicycle lanes)
      • Health Data requests:

        • Citizens with asthma, heart and/or lung diseases (preferably broken down by address)
        • Annual averages of citizens with temporary respiratory issues (Upper respiratory infection, bronchitis, outdoor allergies etc.)
        • Citizens with autoimmune diseases and the correlation to high humidity/low barometric pressured areas
 Software Development/Data Management Platform
 Partner Outreach



Action items

Date Assigned 


Due Date

Completion Date Notes 

Meet with LCG re. health, planning, and traffic data

 Check if we can place our own gateway in Stephens Hall   
 Work to resolve issues with LUS network drop into Stephens Hall   
 Reach out to David Thibodeaux STEM academy re. sensor fabrication   
 Coordinate sensor deployments with LDEQ/USGS   
 Test mobile sensors   
 Send planning, transportation, and planning data to Ridgeway, Terysa (CGI)   
 Connect Ridgeway, Terysa (CGI) with DOTD for traffic count dataWarren G. Abadie (Lafayette LA)   

Follow-up with Blundell, Ben (University of Louisiana at Lafayette) and LUS re. connectivity into UL Stephens Hall


Set up meeting with Ron Evans (EPA), Christin Benedict (EPA) as technical experts for sensor calibration


Risks and Issues

Risk or Issue

Date Identified 


DescriptionOwner(s)Follow-up DateNotes 
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