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Authors: Octavian Postolache 1 ; Miguel Dias Pereira 2 and Pedro Girão 1

Affiliations: 1 Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal ; 2 EST Setúbal LabIM/IPS, Portugal

Keyword(s): Weather smart sensors, automatic system calibration, wireless communication, neural network.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Environmental Monitoring and Control ; Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics ; Signal Processing, Sensors, Systems Modeling and Control

Abstract: The paper presents the design and implementation of a smart tipping-bucket rain gauge that uses a universal frequency do digital converter characterised by period and impulse counting measuring capabilities with on-line accuracy control and a serial interface connected to a transmitter-receiver RF module that provides a wireless communication between the smart tipping-bucket rain gauge (TBR) and a host unit expressed by a FieldPoint real-time controller or a laptop PC associated with a weather monitoring network The TBR sensor tests in dynamic conditions are performed using a FieldPoint based system. The system consist in a submersible pump that works under the FieldPoint control and assure the accurate control of water flow rates delivered to the rain gauge funnel. The rain gauge calibration ensures precise conversion of bucket tip times to actual rainfall rates. The data acquired during the calibration is stored in FieldPoint system memory and used for an accurate rain fall measu rement after an intelligent data processing based on designed and implemented neural network. Data logging and data communication are parts of the LabVIEW real time software developed for the present system. (More)

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Paper citation in several formats:
Postolache, O.; Dias Pereira, M. and Girão, P. (2006). SMART WIRELESS TIPPING-BUCKET RAIN GAUGE - Measurement and Automatic Dynamic Calibration. In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO, ISBN 978-972-8865-61-0; ISSN 2184-2809, pages 205-209. DOI: 10.5220/0001221002050209

@conference{icinco06,
author={Octavian Postolache. and Miguel {Dias Pereira}. and Pedro Girão.},
title={SMART WIRELESS TIPPING-BUCKET RAIN GAUGE - Measurement and Automatic Dynamic Calibration},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO,},
year={2006},
pages={205-209},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001221002050209},
isbn={978-972-8865-61-0},
issn={2184-2809},
}

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO,
TI - SMART WIRELESS TIPPING-BUCKET RAIN GAUGE - Measurement and Automatic Dynamic Calibration
SN - 978-972-8865-61-0
IS - 2184-2809
AU - Postolache, O.
AU - Dias Pereira, M.
AU - Girão, P.
PY - 2006
SP - 205
EP - 209
DO - 10.5220/0001221002050209