Smart water distribution networks are a good example of a large scale Cyber-Physical System that requires monitoring for precise data analysis and network control. Due to the critical nature of water distribution, an extensive simulation of decision making and control algorithms are required before their deployment. Although some aspects of water network behaviour can be simulated in software such as hydraulic responses in valve changes, software simulators are unable to include dynamic events such as leakages or bursts in physical models. Furthermore, due to safety concerns, contemporary large-scale testbeds are limited to the monitoring processes or control methods with well established safety guarantees. Sophisticated algorithms for dynamic and optimal water network reconfiguration are not yet widespread. This paper presents a small-scale testbed, WaterBox, which allows the simulation of emerging/advanced monitoring and control algorithms in a fail-safe environment. The flexible hydraulic, hardware, and software infrastructure enables a substantial number of experiments. On-going experiments are related to in-node data processing and decision making, energy optimization, event-driven communication, and automatic control.
|Title of host publication||1st ACM International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems for Smart Water Networks, CySWater 2015|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)|
|Publication status||Published - 13 Apr 2015|
|Event||1st ACM International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems for Smart Water Networks, CySWater 2015 - Seattle, United States|
Duration: 13 Apr 2015 → 16 Apr 2015
|Conference||1st ACM International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems for Smart Water Networks, CySWater 2015|
|Period||13/04/15 → 16/04/15|