Design of a Flood Prediction System


This paper explains the chip design of a flood prediction system based on piezoelectric pressure sensors. The sensors are placed at different water levels and can dependably predict the occurrence of a flood. The main criteria considered in the design of the system are low cost, low power consumption, ease of installation, autonomy, reliability, and most importantly, provision of early alerts. Predicting the flood before its actual occurrence can buy sufficient time for residents to evacuate nearby areas, preventing loss of life and property. The design has been prototyped on Altera's Cyclone DE2 FPGA board.

Meeting Name

12th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (2009: Oct. 3-7, St. Louis, MO)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Chip Design; Flood Prediction; Flood Protection; FPGA Boards; Loss Of Life; Low Costs; Low-Power Consumption; Piezoelectric Pressure Sensors; Wireless Sensor; Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA); Flood Control; Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems; Piezoelectric Transducers; Piezoelectricity; Pressure Sensors; Pressure Transducers; Vehicle Locating Systems; Water Levels; Design; VHDL

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)


International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

2153-0009; 2153-0017

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

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Publication Date

01 Oct 2009