Research Project Full Title: Real-Time Network Operations
Principal Investigator(s): Lina Sela
Full Abstract: Rapid urbanization, depleting water resources and infrastructure deterioration pose new challenges in maintaining modern infrastructure. Resilient urban infrastructure, including water distribution systems, are crucial for societal well-being. Smart infrastructure operation driven by sensing and actuation technologies are one of the primary solutions toward resilient urban systems. This work focuses on:
- Design: Sensor placement configurations for network-wide coverage and identification of pipe failure locations given budget constraints. Develop computational efficient algorithms scalable to large-scale networks. Sela Perelman, W. Abbas, X. Koutsoukos, and S. Amin. “Minimum test cover approach for fault location identification in flow networks.” Automatica, 72, pp. 166-177, 2016.
- Monitoring: Real-time sensor network for continuous monitoring of water pressure to detect transients caused by fluctuations in demands and system routine operations. This is an ongoing project to establish a test-bed to involve the real world in the process of developing algorithms.
- Operation: Combining real-time data acquired from the sensor networks with modeling and machine-learning tools for system state estimation, pipe failure detection and prediction.