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A proposed scalable design and simulation of wireless sensor network-based long-distance water pipeline leakage monitoring system.

Almazyad AS, Seddiq YM, Alotaibi AM, Al-Nasheri AY, BenSaleh MS, Obeid AM, Qasim SM - Sensors (Basel) (2014)

Bottom Line: To ensure the reliability of water pipelines, they must be monitored effectively.Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have emerged as an effective technology for monitoring critical infrastructure such as water, oil and gas pipelines.The proposed equations are analyzed and the results are validated using simulation.

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Affiliation: Department of Computer Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh 11421, Saudi Arabia. al_nasheri@yahoo.com.

ABSTRACT
Anomalies such as leakage and bursts in water pipelines have severe consequences for the environment and the economy. To ensure the reliability of water pipelines, they must be monitored effectively. Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have emerged as an effective technology for monitoring critical infrastructure such as water, oil and gas pipelines. In this paper, we present a scalable design and simulation of a water pipeline leakage monitoring system using Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) and WSN technology. The proposed design targets long-distance aboveground water pipelines that have special considerations for maintenance, energy consumption and cost. The design is based on deploying a group of mobile wireless sensor nodes inside the pipeline and allowing them to work cooperatively according to a prescheduled order. Under this mechanism, only one node is active at a time, while the other nodes are sleeping. The node whose turn is next wakes up according to one of three wakeup techniques: location-based, time-based and interrupt-driven. In this paper, mathematical models are derived for each technique to estimate the corresponding energy consumption and memory size requirements. The proposed equations are analyzed and the results are validated using simulation.

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(a) Proposed design components; (b) Loose independent nodes; (c) Nodes connected in series using wires (For interrupt-driven method).
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Mentions: Basically, active RFID tags are battery-operated, which implies the need for replacing their batteries from time to time. That would not be easy when considering long-distance pipelines that pass through rural and difficult to approach areas. For that reason, solar cells can be used as a renewable power source for the active RFID tags. A general illustration of the proposed design is shown in Figure 1.


A proposed scalable design and simulation of wireless sensor network-based long-distance water pipeline leakage monitoring system.

Almazyad AS, Seddiq YM, Alotaibi AM, Al-Nasheri AY, BenSaleh MS, Obeid AM, Qasim SM - Sensors (Basel) (2014)

(a) Proposed design components; (b) Loose independent nodes; (c) Nodes connected in series using wires (For interrupt-driven method).
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f1-sensors-14-03557: (a) Proposed design components; (b) Loose independent nodes; (c) Nodes connected in series using wires (For interrupt-driven method).
Mentions: Basically, active RFID tags are battery-operated, which implies the need for replacing their batteries from time to time. That would not be easy when considering long-distance pipelines that pass through rural and difficult to approach areas. For that reason, solar cells can be used as a renewable power source for the active RFID tags. A general illustration of the proposed design is shown in Figure 1.

Bottom Line: To ensure the reliability of water pipelines, they must be monitored effectively.Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have emerged as an effective technology for monitoring critical infrastructure such as water, oil and gas pipelines.The proposed equations are analyzed and the results are validated using simulation.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Computer Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh 11421, Saudi Arabia. al_nasheri@yahoo.com.

ABSTRACT
Anomalies such as leakage and bursts in water pipelines have severe consequences for the environment and the economy. To ensure the reliability of water pipelines, they must be monitored effectively. Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have emerged as an effective technology for monitoring critical infrastructure such as water, oil and gas pipelines. In this paper, we present a scalable design and simulation of a water pipeline leakage monitoring system using Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) and WSN technology. The proposed design targets long-distance aboveground water pipelines that have special considerations for maintenance, energy consumption and cost. The design is based on deploying a group of mobile wireless sensor nodes inside the pipeline and allowing them to work cooperatively according to a prescheduled order. Under this mechanism, only one node is active at a time, while the other nodes are sleeping. The node whose turn is next wakes up according to one of three wakeup techniques: location-based, time-based and interrupt-driven. In this paper, mathematical models are derived for each technique to estimate the corresponding energy consumption and memory size requirements. The proposed equations are analyzed and the results are validated using simulation.

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Related in: MedlinePlus