Wireless devices can be used to monitor and record a broad range of phenomena. Their advantages include ease of installation and maintenance and considerable reduction in wiring costs. The addition of battery power and radio communication to such wireless devices can result in a completely The operating environment of monitoring systems is often hostile, due to temperature fluctuations, humidity, electromagnetic noise, and other interfering phenomena. The system should be able to adapt to changing conditions to maintain dependability in its operations This paper presents the case study of adapting a flood detection device to the environmental threat of submersion.

Meeting Name

30th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (2006: Sep. 17-21, Chicago, IL)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Flood Monitoring; Temperature Fluctuations; Wireless Devices; Atmospheric Humidity; Autonomous Agents; Computer Software Maintenance; Floods; Radio Communication; Spurious Signal Noise; Adaptive Systems; Monitoring; Wiring; Costs; Batteries; Wireless Communication; Temperature; Fluctuations; Humidity; Wireless Sensor Networks; Environmental Factors

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

0769526551; 9780769526553

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)


Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

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