Emergency Response Cyber-Physical System for Flood Prevention with Sustainable Electronics

Vania Vieira Estrela, Vania Vieira Estrela, Vania Vieira Estrela, Vania Vieira Estrela, Izario, Daniel R. F., Izario, D.R.F., Jude Hemanth, D. Jude Hemanth, Osamu Saotome, Edwiges G. H. Grata. Emergency Response Cyber-Physical System for Flood Prevention with Sustainable Electronics. In Proceedings of the 3rd Brazilian Technology Symposium (BTSym 2017). Volume 1 of pages 319-328, Springer Cham, 2019. [doi]

Abstract

Inundations lead to massive fatalities and loss of assets. Notifying communities of the arriving hazards gives the general public enough time to remediate, protect possessions, and abandon a place if needed. Emergency Response (ER) structures can be modeled as a Cyber-Physical System (CPS) with control units, sensors, and actuators for environmental observing. This work aims at the instrumentation level of Visual Sensor and Actuator Networks (VSANs) using sustainable electronics and reengineering to ease the complications engendered by the present economic crisis and scarce financial resources. This approach examines ways that salvaged electronic components can assist far away and economically deficient locations. The intricacy of these systems and the indispensable self-sufficiency within the perspective of a developing country while keeping the framework maintainable and accessible to workers without technical skills presents challenges.