Wavelet-based Burst Event Detection and Localization in Water Distribution Systems
Author(s)Srirangarajan, Seshan; Allen, Michael; Preis, Ami; Iqbal, Mudasser; Lim, Hock Beng; Whittle, Andrew; ... Show more Show less
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In this paper we present techniques for detecting and locating transient pipe burst events in water distribution systems. The proposed method uses multiscale wavelet analysis of high rate pressure data recorded to detect transient events. Both wavelet coefficients and Lipschitz exponents provide additional information about the nature of the signal feature detected and can be used for feature classification. A local search method is proposed to estimate accurately the arrival time of the pressure transient associated with a pipe burst event. We also propose a graph-based localization algorithm which uses the arrival times of the pressure transient at different measurement points within the water distribution system to determine the actual location (or source) of the pipe burst. The detection and localization performance of these algorithms is validated through leak-off experiments performed on the WaterWiSe@SG wireless sensor network test bed, deployed on the drinking water distribution system in Singapore. Based on these experiments, the average localization error is 37.5 m. We also present a systematic analysis of the sources of localization error and show that even with significant errors in wave speed estimation and time synchronization the localization error is around 56 m.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Journal of Signal Processing Systems
Srirangarajan, Seshan, Michael Allen, Ami Preis, Mudasser Iqbal, Hock Beng Lim, and Andrew J. Whittle. “Wavelet-Based Burst Event Detection and Localization in Water Distribution Systems.” Journal of Signal Processing Systems 72, no. 1 (September 25, 2012): 1–16.
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