FloodNet – New York’s flood sensor network #NewYork #Sensors #OpenSource
Real-time flood sensors were developed by the FloodSense project at NYU and the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), with a goal of providing information on the presence, frequency, and depth of hyperlocal street-level flood events to a range of stakeholders, including policymakers, government agencies, citizens, emergency response teams, community advocacy groups, and researchers.
Multiple use cases
The current iteration of the sensor consists of a low-power microcontroller with integrated LoRaWAN radio, a 2200 mAh battery, a solar controller and 1.2W solar panel, and a Maxbotix industrial grade range sensor.
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