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WaterBox: A Testbed for Monitoring and Controlling Smart Water Networks

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Title: WaterBox: A Testbed for Monitoring and Controlling Smart Water Networks
Authors: Kartakis, S
Abraham, E
McCann, J
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: Copyright 2015 ACM.Smart water distribution networks are a good example of a large scale Cyber-Physical System that requires monitoring for precise data analysis and network control. Due to the critical nature of water distribution, an extensive simulation of decision making and control algorithms are required before their deployment. Although some aspects of water network behaviour can be simulated in software such as hydraulic responses in valve changes, software simulators are unable to include dynamic events such as leakages or bursts in physical models. Furthermore, due to safety concerns, contemporary large-scale testbeds are limited to the monitoring processes or control methods with well established safety guarantees. Sophisticated algorithms for dynamic and optimal water network reconfiguration are not yet widespread. This paper presents a small-scale testbed, WaterBox, which allows the simulation of emerging/advanced monitoring and control algorithms in a fail-safe environment. The flexible hydraulic, hardware, and software infrastructure enables a substantial number of experiments. On-going experiments are related to in-node data processing and decision making, energy optimization, event-driven communication, and automatic control.
Issue Date: 13-Apr-2015
Date of Acceptance: 14-Feb-2015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/21533
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2738935.2738939
ISBN: 978-1-4503-3485-3
Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery
Journal / Book Title: CySWater'15 Proceedings of the 1st ACM International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems for Smart Water Networks
Copyright Statement: © ACM, 2015. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in CySWater'15 Proceedings of the 1st ACM International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems for Smart Water Networks, 13th April 2015 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2738935.2738939
Sponsor/Funder: NEC Corporation
Funder's Grant Number: N/A
Conference Name: Cyber-Physical Systems for Smart Water Networks (CysWater), CPS Week 2015
Start Date: 2015-04-13
Finish Date: 2015-04-13
Conference Place: Seattle, WA, USA
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering

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