Water Monitoring System using Unmanned Surface Vehicle
Preshanth A.R.1, Rufus Samuel2, B. Vasudevan3

1Preshanth A R*, Electronics and Communications, Anna University, Chennai, India.
2Rufus Samuel, Electronics and Communications, Anna University, Chennai, India.
3Vasudevan B, Electronics and Communications, Anna University, Chennai, India.
Manuscript received on March 15, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on March 27, 2020. | Manuscript published on April 10, 2020. | PP: 1957-1959 | Volume-9 Issue-6, April 2020. | Retrieval Number: F4637049620/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.F4637.049620
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Abstract: In today’s world where climate activists focus more on large water bodies like seas and oceans, many smaller water bodies which lie neglected are also being contaminated. These smaller bodies also affect the groundwater, which goes unnoticed. The system checks parameters such as turbidity, temperature and pH levels. In addition to these monitoring, the depth of the water is measured to check whether any unnoticed large dumping/deposition had occurred. It is integrated on a USV so that human intervention is minimized. This system aims to provide continuous quality surveillance of water in places where large scale monitoring is not feasible, with the help of LoRa Communication which ensures low energy consumption and easier to implement compared to IoT technology. It can be implemented in rural as well as urban water bodies to check whether the quality of water has deviated from regular levels due to any external factors. 
Keywords: LoRa, USV, Water Monitoring
Scope of the Article: Water Supply and Drainage