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Aqua-Net: A flexible architectural framework for water management based on wireless sensor networks

Citation
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.

Abstract
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.

Keywords
Water Management; Wireless Sensor Networks; Pervasive Computing; Fault Tolerant; Reliability; Distributed Consensus; Context-Awareness

Subject headings
Sensor networks; Wireless LANs; Hydraulic engineering

StatusPublished
AuthorsShah Syed Ijlal, Fayed Marwan, Dhodhi Muhammad K, Mouftah Hussein T
Title of seriesCanadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering
Publication date2011
Date of public distribution05/2011
URLhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/…no&userType=inst
PublisherIEEE
Place of publicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
ISSN of series 0840-7789
ISBN 978-1-4244-9787-4
LanguageEnglish

Journal
2011 24th Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (ccece) (2011)

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