Wireless Solution for Debris Flow Monitoring System
Taiwan is located in a subtropical zone with high temperatures and large rainfall. On average, between three and four typhoons hit Taiwan every year, providing much of the island's water supply, but also causing damage, flooding, and landslides. In order to reduce the occurrence of disasters and protect all citizens, the government commissioned an academic institution to conduct the long-term monitoring of debris flow by using technological products to detect changes in the environment. However, these expensive devices must be placed in mountainous areas or at the upper reaches of the river, often resulting in damage when a disaster occurs, and sometimes causes millions of NT dollars of loss. With this in mind, the Taiwanese research institute plans to adopt wireless devices with distributed architecture to more accurately acquire real-time data as well as reducing the risk of equipment loss.
The ADAM-2000Z modules support Over The Air (OTA) firmware updates, which integrate a stable backup buffer and secure mechanism allowing wireless module firmware updates during operation. Due to the low power features of the wireless modules, IEEE 802.15.4 network standard and OTA firmware update functionality, Advantech’s ADAM-2000Z input/output and sensor modules powered by two AA Alkaline batteries consume very little power, making them perfect for the remote monitoring application.
Facing the challenge of climate change, soil and water conservation is a priority for many countries. By assembling the above-mentioned devices into a box, Advantech’s wireless solution is not only suitable for quick installation in difficult areas, but can also be used as a distributed architecture toimplement the monitoring system. Through this solution, the monitoring system no longer needs to be attached in one place but can be flexibly deployed according to the weather conditions. During typhoon and flood seasons, the system can sustain the operation for several weeks by using batteries and taking advantage of the low power features. Furthermore, Advantech is capable of providing various products and expertise to support environmental monitoring projects as well as being willing to cooperate with government and academic institutions to protect the public and preserve the environment.