A virtual layer of measure based on soft sensors

Original Research


In this paper it is proposed a method to design and train a layer of soft sensors based on neural networks in order to constitute a virtual layer of measure in a wireless sensor network. Each soft sensor of the layer esteems the missing values of some hardware sensors by using the values obtained from some other sensors. In so doing, we perform a spatial forecasting. The correlation analysis for all parameter taken into account is used to define a cluster of real sensors used as sources of measure to esteem missing values. An application concerning the fire prevention field is used as a test case and results evaluation.


Soft sensors Virtual measurement Neural networks Environmental monitoring 



This research is a part of an Italian Research Project named INSYEME (INtegrated SYstem for EMErgency). We would like to thanks all partners of the project for the useful collaboration and in particular Italdata that has provided the data for the experimentations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Istituto di Calcolo e Reti ad Alte Prestazioni, CNRPalermoItaly

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