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The Intelligent Water System, which improves access to clean water by autonomously monitoring and reporting on the health of hand pumps in developing countries, has been under development for several years. This development has included short-term prototype field tests in several countries. The design has matured to the point that an extended field trial to demonstrate performance and reliability has been requested by our client. In light of this, the team has implemented design changes to address issues from our most recent prototype field test and begun manufacture of the first five systems intended for installation in Burkina Faso. This poster highlights the code changes enabling more accurate determination of the volume of water pumped and the simplified mounting of the system’s Handle Motion Sensor.
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McCarthy, Josiah J.; Labrie, Daniel J.; Freed, Evan; and Fish, Randall K., "Preparing For Extended Field Tests of the Intelligent Water System" (2021). 2021 Collaboratory/Engineering Symposium. 13.