Development of a Robotic Airboat for Online Water Quality Monitoring in Lakes
AbstractMaintenance of water resources through collection of water followed by laboratory analysis, is a key factor in the measurement of water quality. The main difficulty for water collection and analysis is the logistics of the process, since the collections are often made by mall boats in very distant aquifers, applying manual processes, and are sometimes based on few samples. In this paper, the development, construction, and implementation of a robotic airboat to measure water quality in lakes has been described. The airboat was developed in the form of a mini-boat, in a fiberglass structure, whose interior housed a battery, a Raspberry Pi mini-computer, a Wi-Fi router for connection to a notebook, tablet or cell phone, and sensors connected to the Arduino platform. The airboat was validated in two lagoons in Fortaleza, and in a reservoir in the city of Pacatuba. The results were collected with the purpose of analyzing the parameters of each lagoon. The main contribution of this work was the development of an autonomous system of acquiring water parameters from several points of the lagoon. View Full-Text
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Melo, M.; Mota, F.; Albuquerque, V.; Alexandria, A. Development of a Robotic Airboat for Online Water Quality Monitoring in Lakes. Robotics 2019, 8, 19.
Melo M, Mota F, Albuquerque V, Alexandria A. Development of a Robotic Airboat for Online Water Quality Monitoring in Lakes. Robotics. 2019; 8(1):19.Chicago/Turabian Style
Melo, Marcelo; Mota, Francisco; Albuquerque, Victor; Alexandria, Auzuir. 2019. "Development of a Robotic Airboat for Online Water Quality Monitoring in Lakes." Robotics 8, no. 1: 19.
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