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2014 IEEE 28th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA) (2014)
Victoria, BC, Canada
May 13, 2014 to May 16, 2014
ISSN: 1550-445X
ISBN: 978-1-4799-3629-8
pp: 673-680
ABSTRACT
Leak and backflow detection are essential aspects of Water Distribution System (WDS) monitoring. Most existing solutions for leak/backflow detection in WDSs focus on the placement of expensive static sensors located strategically. In contrast to these, we propose a solution whereby mobile sensors (i.e., their movement aided only by the inherent water flow in the system) detect leaks/backflow. Information about the leaks/backflow is collected from the sensors either by physically capturing them, or through wireless communication. Specifically, we propose models to maximize leak/backflow detection given a cost constraint (a limit on the number of sensors). Through extensive simulations, we demonstrate the superior performance of our proposed solution when compared with the state of the art solutions (e.g., algorithms/protocols and analysis).
INDEX TERMS
Mobile communication, Monitoring, Pipelines, Robot sensing systems, Image edge detection, Optimization
CITATION

M. A. Suresh, L. Smith, A. Rasekh, R. Stoleru, M. Banks and B. Shihada, "Mobile Sensor Networks for Leak and Backflow Detection in Water Distribution Systems," 2014 IEEE 28th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA), Victoria, BC, Canada, 2014, pp. 673-680.
doi:10.1109/AINA.2014.83
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