Wireless Monitoring of Water Level Using Radio Frequency Identification

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Wireless Monitoring of Water Level using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements in
Introduction to Research in ICT

Marc Dominic Cabioc
Elera Marie Joaquin
Denmark Padua
Jeymark Palma
John Niño Requina
BSIT 3A

October 23, 2009

Wireless Flood Monitoring Using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology

ABSTRACT

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is commonly used for object identification and tracking. In this study we explore the feasibility of its use in wireless monitoring of water level that will serve as an early warning system for flood occurrence. To measure the level of water, water detecting sensors monitors the signal and sends it to the RFID tag. A receiver unit emits an electromagnetic field which when detected by the passive RFID tag causes it to transmit water level data in its memory to the receiver. This data will soon be sent to a data collecting computer where a mobile phone is connected. Registered mobile numbers will be sent a notification about the status of the water level and warn them about the occurrence of flood in their area. Potential application of this study could be in the field of disaster control where water level can be monitored to predict the occurrence of flood near the area using wireless and mobile technology. Although limitation in transmission range require proximity reading of sensor, using existing equipment that regularly pass over the field as mount for the interrogator would increase feasibility of this system.

Chapter 1

The Problem

Chapter 1 consists of five parts; namely: (1) Background of the Study, (2) Objectives of the Study, (3) Significance of the Study, (4) Definition of Terms, and (5) Delimitation of the Study.
Part One, Background of the Study, presents the rationale of the thesis project/research study.
Part Two, Objective of the Study, includes general and specific objective of the proposed project. It states the aims of the study, on what to solve, prove and implement.
Part Three, Significance of the Study, indicates the advantages that can be obtained from the implementations of the study.
Part Four, Definition of Terms, gives the conceptual and operational meanings of the important terms used in the study.
Part Five, Delimitation of the Study, discuss the scope and limitation of the project.

Background of the Study

Floods make an enormous impact on the environment and society today. Floods destroy properties including homes business establishments and infrastructures. Also, in cases of severe floods many people lost their lives and some suffers into the long term effect of flooding. Early warning to the people near flood prone areas could help lessen the harmful effects of flooding.

Radio Frequency Identification is one the most commonly used technology when it comes to wireless transmission of data in terms of smaller amount of data and provides limitless future potentials. As the industry has witnessed rapid growth in developing and applying RFID technology we must take advantage and se this technology to build a system that help in save property and lives in the future.

In this study we integrate the use of RFID technology in the4 field of disaster control by creating a system that will help prevent massive destruction of flood in a certain area. By using the technology to transmit signals to a remote system in order to monitor the level of water in riverbanks and predict the occurrence of flood.

The implementation of this technology will help prevent lost of lives and property because of early warning and prevention.

Statement of the Problem

The feasibility of RFID technology when used in wireless monitoring of water level.

Objectives of the Study

The main purpose of this study is to develop a system that measures the water level of a certain area in order to predict the future occurrence of flooding and to send...
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