On March 25, Startup Noah installed the prototype of a SENSOR that has the ability to accurately monitor the level of flooding, ambient temperature and the moment a rain starts.
It is installed in the neighborhood of Catete which is a region that has a long history of flooding since the time of the ball poles.
Below is how the Noah Intelligent Platform for Flood Monitoring should work.
1 - Sensors installed at the top of the poles continuously measure the level of the water column, temperature and the moment the rain starts and identifies and alerts when the level of flooding changes.
2 - Each sensor is connected to an embedded board, placed at the top of the pole at an approximate height of 7 meters in height.
3 - The boards communicate with a base station using low power wireless technology and long distance “LoRa” communication. The maximum distance of up to 5 km.
4 - The data are sent through the LoRa Transmission Stations and are converted to the IP network layer and transmitted to a data cloud, where forecasts are made and generated flood level alerts for the Rio de Janeiro Operations Center and the population.
These data serve to assist the decision-making process for the Operations Center and feed the population on flooded regions and possible displacement routes.