Investigation of a Radar Based Ground Water Level Wireless Sensor Network

With continuing droughts and water shortages all over Europe and other parts of the world, the estimate of ground water levels and amounts become more critical to monitor. Especially for coastal areas like Hamburg and surrounding regions the ground water is crucial: Plant and animal life heavily depend on it directly or indirectly through water ways, including wildlife as well as agriculturally. The goal of the project is to design, construct and test a low power wireless sensor network that can be used to monitor ground water levels in remote areas automatically and reliably. The IHF is developing a radar to monitor the water level and the Institute for Cyber-physical Systems is developing a communication and processing interface to enable automated collection and processing of measurement data.