Smarting up water distribution networks with an en-tropy-based optimal sensor placement stra

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Symeon E. Christodoulou


Presented herein is a proposed greedy-search sensor placement optimization heuristic for the detection of water leaks in water distribution networks (WDN). The proposed method is based on entropy, a measure of uncertainty about the source of information, and its main mathematical properties of maximality, subadditivity and equivocation. The method proposes an entropic metric which is subsequently utilized in selecting nodal locations and in heuristically searching for the locations that maximize the total entropy in the WDN, relating maximal entropy with maximal sensing coverage.


water distribution networks; leak detection; sensor placement

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