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Wireless Sensor Network for Rainfall Measurement using a Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge Mechanism

Omoruyi, Osemwegie and John, S. N. and Okokpujie, Kennedy O. and Okereke, Chinonso and Okonigene, R. E. and Adeyinka, Adewale (2017) Wireless Sensor Network for Rainfall Measurement using a Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge Mechanism. In: 2017 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence, 14-16 December 2017, Las Vegas, USA.

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Distributed wireless sensor networks are a new technology that can provide processed real-time field data from sensors that are physically distributed in the field. This study describes a wireless distributed sensor network that gives precision rainfall detection and measurement. Rain fall measurements can be done using a variety of means. One of such means is using a Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge Mechanism. In order to accomplish this, sensor nodes consisting of water level sensors and a wireless transceiver which transmits measured data is attached to the rain gauge. The measured data or signal from the rain gauge is transmitted to a receiver or collector point. The collector point is connected to a computer system (central station). Data retrieved is then displayed by the means of a GUI created customarily for it at the central station. The result of the research work shows a significant accuracy in the rain fall measurement recorded.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: A General Works > AS Academies and learned societies (General)
T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Engr. Kennedy O. Okokpujie
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2018 08:46
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2018 08:46

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