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Sensor Network for Detecting Riverbed Scour

Abstract: 

A riverbed scour detection system, comprising a wireless sensor network embedded in areas of potential scour. The scour detection network has one or more vertical stacks of sensor nodes placed in the riverbed at known locations. The sensors detect each other, and non detection of a sensor indicates its removal by scour activity.

Patent Number: 
8,560,240
Date Of Issue: 
10/15/2013
Inventors: 

Gregory C. Willden; Donald R. Poole Jr.; Ben A. Abbott; Ronald T. Green