Conference Paper (in Formal Publication) ()
Shah SI, Fayed M, Dhodhi MK & Mouftah HT (2011) Aqua-Net: A flexible architectural framework for water management based on wireless sensor networks In: 24th Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), 2011, Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE. 24th Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), 2011, 8.5.2011 - 11.5.2011, Niagara Falls, Canada, pp. 481-484.
Traditional techniques and technologies for water management will no longer be cost effective or efficient in meeting the demands and challenges of the coming years. In this paper we describe Aqua-Net, a wireless sensor networks (WSNs)-based architectural framework for an efficient and reliable water management application. We identify areas of research that we are currently engaged in. The proposed framework is a flexible and multi-tiered hybrid network architecture that consists of a large number of autonomous single-hop "sensor communities", a traveling backbone network, and a data depot. The key elements of the proposed architecture are reconfigurability, fault-tolerance and modularity. The architecture also addresses practical considerations in operating such monitoring networks during floods and other natural disasters.
Water Management; Wireless Sensor Networks; Pervasive Computing; Fault Tolerant; Reliability; Distributed Consensus; Context-Awareness
Sensor networks; Wireless LANs; Hydraulic engineering
|Authors||Shah Syed Ijlal, Fayed Marwan, Dhodhi Muhammad K, Mouftah Hussein T|
|Title of series||Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|Date of public distribution||05/2011|
|Place of publication||Piscataway, NJ, USA|
|ISSN of series||0840-7789|
2011 24th Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (ccece) (2011)