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Proposal Number: 7535

Domain: Water Resources & River Systems

Theme(s): Spatial real-time data infrastructure

Supporting Central Government Agency: Department of Scientific and Industrial Research

Budget (Rs. Lakhs): 115.70

Principal Investigator: Shivam Tripathi

Principal Investigator Institute: IIT Kanpur

Co-Investigators:
Naren Naik ,IIT Kanpur
Prabhat Munshi ,IIT Kanpur

Domain: Water Resources & River Systems

Project Title

Continuous discharge measurement in small open channels by using ultrasonic tomography

Project Images

Image Caption:Position of ultrasonic transducers and propagation paths for ultrasonic pulses in an open channel.

Web Abstract

The project proposes to develop a continuous discharge measurement system for small open channels by using ultrasonic tomography. First, an embedded circuitry will be developed for measuring transit-time between two ultrasonic transducers in underwater environment. Next, by using hydraulic principles and ultrasonic tomographic reconstruction, velocity profiles and discharge in a channel will be estimated. Laboratory experiments will be carried out to test and optimize the system’s performance. Finally, the integrated system will be tested under field conditions. It is envisaged that the developed system will be useful for inexpensive, real-time continuous discharge measurement in varied environments including small streams, irrigation canals, water distribution pipes, storm-water drains, and channels carrying industry liquid effluent.