Design considerations for river floating sensors

Zool Hilmi Ismail, Amzar Omairi, Toru Namerikawa, Adha Imam Cahyadi

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In order to utilize the flow of a river to generate power, it is crucial to develop a system that is able to obtain and record the river's characteristics in various aspects. A simple but effective method has to be created to allow researchers to collect and study the parameters of a river in order to predetermine the final build of the power generation model. A floating sensor that is able to collect and give a real-time data has been developed using readily available hardware as well as custom made parts. This paper describes a design methodology for river floating sensors and results from a case study performed in the actual controlled channel are presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of the design decisions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalASEAN Engineering Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1


  • Data assimilation
  • Mobile sensors
  • River flow
  • Sensor network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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    Ismail, Z. H., Omairi, A., Namerikawa, T., & Cahyadi, A. I. (2018). Design considerations for river floating sensors. ASEAN Engineering Journal, 8(1), 1-13.