Towards a Real-Time Embedded System for Water Monitoring Installed in a Robotic Sailboat
AbstractProblems related to quality (and quantity) of water in natural resources or in artificial reservoirs are frequently arising and are at the center of attention of authorities and governments around the world. Many times the monitoring is not performed in an efficient time frame and a precise manner, whereas the adoption of fast and punctual solutions would undoubtedly improve the water quality and consequently enhance the life of people. To minimize or diminish such kinds of problems, we propose an architecture for sensors installed in a robotic platform, an autonomous sail boat, able to acquire raw data relative to water quality, to process and make them available to people that might be interested in such information. The main contributions are the sensors architecture itself, which uses low cost sensors, with practical experimentation done with a prototype. Results show data collected for points in lakes and rivers in the northeast of Brazil. This embedded system is fixed in the sailboat robot with the intention to facilitate the study of water quality for long endurance missions. This robot can help monitoring water bodies in a more consistent manner. Nonetheless the system can also be used with fixed vases or buoys in strategic points. View Full-Text
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Silva Junior, A.G.; Lima Sa, S.T.; Santos, D.H.; Negreiros, Á.P.F.; Souza Silva, J.M.V.B.; Álvarez Jácobo, J.E.; Garcia Gonçalves, L.M. Towards a Real-Time Embedded System for Water Monitoring Installed in a Robotic Sailboat. Sensors 2016, 16, 1226.
Silva Junior AG, Lima Sa ST, Santos DH, Negreiros ÁPF, Souza Silva JMVB, Álvarez Jácobo JE, Garcia Gonçalves LM. Towards a Real-Time Embedded System for Water Monitoring Installed in a Robotic Sailboat. Sensors. 2016; 16(8):1226.Chicago/Turabian Style
Silva Junior, Andouglas G.; Lima Sa, Sarah T.; Santos, Davi H.; Negreiros, Álvaro P.F.; Souza Silva, João M.V.B.; Álvarez Jácobo, Justo E.; Garcia Gonçalves, Luiz M. 2016. "Towards a Real-Time Embedded System for Water Monitoring Installed in a Robotic Sailboat." Sensors 16, no. 8: 1226.
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