publication . Article . 2018

Mechano-Magnetic Telemetry for Underground Water Infrastructure Monitoring

Daniel Orfeo; Dylan Burns; Robert Farrell; Ming Qin; Henry Mitchell; Connie Ou; Tian Xia; Dryver R. Huston;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 2018 Journal: Frontiers in Built Environment (issn: 2297-3362, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
This study reports on the theory of operation, design principles, and results from laboratory and field tests of a magnetic telemetry system for communication with underground infrastructure sensors using rotating permanent magnets as the sources and compact magnetometers as the receivers. Many cities seek ways to monitor underground water pipes with centrally managed Internet of Things (IoT) systems. This requires the development of numerous reliable low-cost wireless sensors, such as moisture sensors and flow meters, which can transmit information from subterranean pipes to surface-mounted receivers. Traditional megahertz radio communication systems are often ...
free text keywords: magnet, telemetry, IoT, leak detection, flow meter, moisture sensor, Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General), TA1-2040, City planning, HT165.5-169.9
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