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SMS Based Flood Monitoring and Early Warning System

Azid, Sheikh I. and Sharma, Bibhya N. and Raghuwaiya, Krishna and Chand, Abhinendra and Prasad, Sumeet and Jacquier, A. (2015) SMS Based Flood Monitoring and Early Warning System. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 10 (15). pp. 6387-6391. ISSN 1819-6608

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This paper demonstrates the design process, implementation and experimental verification of an SMS based Flood Monitoring and Early Warning system. With tools such as credit top-up and storing contact numbers will be done via SMS. Updates on the height of the water level would be texted upon users’ request. The system provides timely information and alerts at-risk or threatened populace and relevant authorities by means of SMS when the level of water surpasses the user defined threshold value. The Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) module is used for sending the mobile text messages while the Arduino Uno microprocessor is used to read in the input from the pressure sensor and then calculate the height of water. This simple yet effective warning system is deemed to be one of the fastest and cost effective method of alerting the relevant authorities and the vulnerable residence.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Publisher listed in Beall's List
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences
Depositing User: Krishna Raghuwaiya
Date Deposited: 20 May 2016 01:40
Last Modified: 20 May 2016 02:23

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