Intelligent Rainfall Monitoring System for Efficient Electric Power Transmission

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 253)


Global climate change has given rise to disastrous heavy rainfall during typhoon seasons, wreaking havoc on our living environments. The electric power transmission lines in Taiwan are spread throughout the island, while some towers are located in high-altitude mountains, calling for good early warning and monitoring mechanisms in the face of natural disasters. This study integrates the QPESUMS radar echo system adopted by the Central Weather Bureau to develop an automatic real-time rainfall estimation and monitoring system, which takes advantage of intelligent agents to handle the massive volume of rainfall information for analysis. Rainfall estimation using adaptive algorithms monitoring the rainfall fluctuations at remote towers can provide maintenance crews with real-time information for timely repairs.


Intelligent agent Monitoring Rainfall estimation Electric power transmission 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Digital Media DesignAsia UniversityTaichungTaiwan ROC
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringNational Taipei University of TechnologyTaipeiTaiwan ROC

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