EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 248, 2021V International Conference “Modeling of Nonlinear Processes and Systems“ (MNPS-2020)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Mathematical Models in Technology|
|Published online||26 April 2021|
A System for Measuring Water Levels in Open-Air Irrigation Canals
Facultad de Ciencias de la Ingeniería e Industrias, Mecatrónica, Universidad UTE, Rumipamba y Bourgeois, Ecuador
2 Laboratorio de Robótica, Universidad Central del Ecuador, EC-170129, Av. América, Ecuador
3 Decanato de Agronomía, Universidad Centroccidental “Lisandro Alvarado”, Barquisimeto, Venezuela
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Published online: 26 April 2021
The measurement of the water level in a canal allows us to know its flow. This information is essential for the correct administration of the water resource. Manual quantification can be replaced by micro controlled systems with an internet connection. Thus, the measurement and recording of water levels in open canals in real time is achieved. The chosen micro controlled system was based on ultrasonic instrumentation with GPRS communication. It had a wide cellular network to achieve an effective connectivity in rural areas, a power system combining solar energy with pollutant free batteries and the capacity to store data. The obtained percentage and average errors were lower than the permissible error specified in the requirements. Consequently, the evaluated measurement system is reliable for the evaluation of canals in a real-world setting.
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