Wave height estimation using a novel seaweed-attached sensor

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Emam, Masoud
Press, Caroline
Jafarzadeh, Hamed
Belcastro, Marco
O'Flynn, Brendan
Casserly, Joanne
Kane, Frank
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The growth rate of seaweed is significantly affected by wave parameters and sea conditions. The wave characteristics in an aquaculture farm is normally measured using expensive equipment, which is not affordable for many farmers or researchers, and is not easily relocated from place to place to evaluate wave conditions in a variety of locations. In this paper, a sensor fusion method is presented which can estimate wave height using the data logged by a multi modal low-cost seaweed-attached sensor system. The sensor was developed for use in an Aquaculture scenario. This method is based on combination of extended Kalman filter and artificial neural networks. Regarding the importance of studying the impact of wave on seaweeds growth rate, this method will avail many researchers to use wave height data in their study to fill the gap in knowledge of the impact of water motion on aquaculture and maximising of seaweed harvests.
Seaweed attached sensor , Aquaculture , Underwater sensor , Embedded system , Kalman filter , Artificial Neural Network
Emam, M., Press, C., Jafarzadeh, H., Belcastro, M., O'Flynn, B., Casserly, J. and Kane, F. (2021) 'Wave Height Estimation Using a Novel Seaweed-Attached Sensor ', SENSORCOMM 2021 The Fifteenth International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications, Athens, Greece, 14-18 November.
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