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Environmental urban runoff monitoring
Author(s): Byunggu Yu; Pradeep K. Behera; Seon Ho Kim; Juan F. Ramirez Rochac; Travis Branham
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Paper Abstract

Urban stormwater runoff has been a critical and chronic problem in the quantity and quality of receiving waters, resulting in a major environmental concern. To address this problem engineers and professionals have developed a number of solutions which include various monitoring and modeling techniques. The most fundamental issue in these solutions is accurate monitoring of the quantity and quality of the runoff from both combined and separated sewer systems. This study proposes a new water quantity monitoring system, based on recent developments in sensor technology. Rather than using a single independent sensor, we harness an intelligent sensor platform that integrates various sensors, a wireless communication module, data storage, a battery, and processing power such that more comprehensive, efficient, and scalable data acquisition becomes possible. Our experimental results show the feasibility and applicability of such a sensor platform in the laboratory test setting.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7647, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2010, 764748 (1 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.847308
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Byunggu Yu, Univ. of the District of Columbia (United States)
Pradeep K. Behera, Univ. of the District of Columbia (United States)
Seon Ho Kim, Univ. of the District of Columbia (United States)
Juan F. Ramirez Rochac, Univ. of the District of Columbia (United States)
Travis Branham, Univ. of the District of Columbia (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7647:
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2010
Masayoshi Tomizuka, Editor(s)

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