The SCIRA Pilot prototyped advances in public safety and reduction of risk through interoperable sharing of city data and flexible incorporation of inexpensive Web-connected sensors. It focused on the City of St. Louis, Missouri to refine elements of interoperable smart city architecture through implementation and testing in functional, ‘real world’ applications and services.

The Pilot final exercise took place on January 16, 202 in the City of St. Louis. The process of iterative refinement and interactive prototype implementation resulted in a reference architecture that is both feasible and effective for smaller municipalities to adopt. The pilot also led to improved deployment guides that reduce the risk of the reference architecture becoming simply ‘shelfware.’ Pilot participants created prototype applications that helped reduce implementation risks and illuminate usage opportunities for key parts of the architecture, while deployment guides updated from the pilot experience provide to key Smart City staff useful, practical, and actionable direction that is consistent with the reference architecture.

Press reports of the SCIRA Pilot:

The SCIRA Pilot Engineering Report will be publicly released in the near future.