Ad-Hoc Wireless Sensor Networks for Automatic Meter Reading and Vulnerability Assesment of Water Distribution Networks
Ad-Hoc Wireless Sensor Networks for Automatic Meter Reading and Vulnerability Assesment of Water Distribution Networks (UCyAMR)

Program At A Glance

  Funding Agencies
 
Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, Republic Of Cyprus
EU Structural Funds
  Program Period 2011-2012
  Total Budget 159,924 €
  NIREAS/UCY Budget 56,800 €
  NIREAS Contact Dr. S. Christodoulou
  Project Acronym UCyAMR
  Dedicated Webpage sites.google.com/site/UCyAMR/
  Project Code AEIFORIA/ASTI/0609(BIE)/07

Program Overview

The UCyAMR research project aims at: (1) Expanding current research at the Host Organization on water-loss reduction; (2) Performing vulnerability assessment of lifeline systems (e.g. water, natural gas, electricity), with a focus on urban water distribution networks; (3) Developing prediction and evaluation methods for evaluating the social and economic vulnerability with a view to integrating these methods with engineering-based vulnerability or fragility evaluation methods. The aim will be to provide indicators of engineering, social and economic vulnerability based on a number of factors that represent engineering principles, community demographics, socio-economic and risk perception characteristics; (4) Developing a comprehensive hardware and software solution for the monitoring of piping systems with ad-hoc wireless sensors; (5) Developing a comprehensive hardware and software solution for the automatic meter reading of water meters, providing online monitoring of water consumption in the network; and (6) Implementing the developed system at a pilot location.

Indicative Work Packages

  • Development of system’s hardware and software requirements
  • Design and development of wireless hardware add-on for AMR and data transmission
  • Design and development of hardware data-logger and wireless gateway for data aggregation and wireless transmittal to remote data center
  • Development of data integration and analysis software
  • System integration
  • Pilot study
  • System performance evaluation