A Real-Time Augmented Reality System For Water Distribution System
Agboka Komi Mensah1, Amelessodji Kokougan Etonam2, Alfred O. Mayabi3 , Giulio Di Gravio4, Charles Cheruiyot5
1Agboka Komi Mensah , Department of Civil Engineering, Pan African University Institute of Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation, Kenya.
2Amelessodji Kokougan Etonam, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pan African University Institute of Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation, Kenya.
3Alfred O. Mayabi, Department of Civil, Construction and Environment Engineering, JKUAT University, KENYA.
4Giulio Di Gravio , Department of Mechanical and Aerospace engineering, University of Rome, la Sapienza, Italy.
5Charle Cheruiyot, Department of Civil, Construction and Environment Engineering, JKUAT University, KENYA.
Manuscript received on 2 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 11 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 3098-3101 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C4974098319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C4974.098319
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Abstract: Control of water distribution network by Real-Time Monitoring System (RTMS) can play an inerrant role in its management. RTMS could be used to monitor and analyse hydraulic and water quality parameters in a Water Distribution Network (WDN). Besides, the RTMS warns operators on actions such as to stop pumping, to conserve water, and minimise risks when needed. RTMS can also provide many operational benefits (improve water quality, decrease operational costs, reduce customer complaints, reduce water losses, and modelling capability, etc.). For Quality & Maintenance of the distribution network, the concept of Augmented Reality (AR) can be used as a tool to support maintenance task as the Data from the distribution network can be gathered and parsed in real-time. The useful information will be transmitted to the AR device (PC tablet, smartphone, glasses, watch…) through wireless connectivity. This paper aims to introduce the concept of RTMS and AR technology. It provides a review of some RTMS application in the drinking water sector and shows the benefit of the implementation of AR in that environment. Furthermore, this paper attempts to propose how the RTMS and AR can be merged as system architecture and be applied to enhance the quality of the water within the network, the distribution system management, and maintenance of the distribution network.
Keywords: Real-time Monitoring, Augmented Reality, Quality Control, Water Distribution System.
Scope of the Article: Augmented Reality