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Flood monitoring of distribution substation in low-lying areas using Wireless Sensor Network

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4 Author(s)
Wen-Yao Zhuang ; Fac. of Sci. & Technol., Univ. of Macau, Macao, China ; Costa, M. ; Cheong, P. ; Kam-Weng Tam

In this paper, a novel wireless sensing network node with 2.4 GHz communication and flood detection with 0.02 volt/mm sensitivity is presented for flood monitoring of distribution substation of electrical utilities in low-lying area. The sensor node is as compact as 8 cm × 6 cm and a low power consumption of 860 mW. When a liquid level detector detects an abnormal water level near the substation room, a signal can be transmitted in 115 kbps via a Zigbee module to a control center. It may reduce the risks of damage of the substation and subsequently ensure the power supply safety.

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System Science and Engineering (ICSSE), 2011 International Conference on

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8-10 June 2011