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1 CORPORATION SUTRON CORPORATION HydrologicalMeteorologicalOceanic 30 Years of Excellence 1975 to 2005 Presented by Ted Soto

2 About Sutron 1. ISO Certified 40,000 Sutron Hydro-Met Stations have been 40,000 Sutron Hydro-Met Stations have been installed worldwide since ISO Certified 40,000 Sutron Hydro-Met Stations have been 40,000 Sutron Hydro-Met Stations have been installed worldwide since Headquartered in VA with offices in FL, Sutron's staff of civil, electrical, control, telecommunications, & software engineers have developed products & systems for every state in the Union & 50 countries globally. 2.Headquartered in VA with offices in FL, Sutron's staff of civil, electrical, control, telecommunications, & software engineers have developed products & systems for every state in the Union & 50 countries globally. 4.USA's Largest Supplier of Digital Dataloggers & GOES Platforms to the USGS, COE, USBR & many more. 4.USA's Largest Supplier of Digital Dataloggers & GOES Platforms to the USGS, COE, USBR & many more. 3.Sutron's SatLink2 is the only geostationary satellite transmitter/datalogger to be certified for weather satellites over every continent. 3.Sutron's SatLink2 is the only geostationary satellite transmitter/datalogger to be certified for weather satellites over every continent. Sutron was chosen by the US Air Force to custom design, build & install their newest wind sensor.

3 SUTRON CORE STATIONS HYDROLOGICMONITORING, WARNING & CONTROLHYDROLOGICMONITORING, CONTROLMETEOROLOGIC MONITORING & WARNINGMETEOROLOGIC WARNINGOCEANIC WARNINGOCEANIC WARNING Hydro Monitoring Station, WyomingCOOP Weather Station, New YorkTide Station, Virginia

4 HYDROLOGIC APPLICATIONS Sutron water level measuring equipment at Maru & Herculane Dams in Romania. Sutron Station on Irrigation Canal, Colorado Sutron Gauge House Oregon Flood Warning, Control & ALERT Irrigation & Canal Automation & Control Hydropower& Dam Safety Ground Water/ Surface Water Monitoring & Control

5 THE SUTRON ADVANTAGE Designed by Sutron BuiltbySutron IntegratedbySutron Our Products, Systems, Software & Services Are... InstalledbySutron MaintainedbySutron

6 FLOOD WARNING SYSTEMS Puerto Rico Electrical Power Authority Dam Safety & Flood Warning Radio and Satellite System Puerto Rico Electrical Power Authority Dam Safety & Flood Warning Radio and Satellite System Lower Colorado River Authority LCRA, TX Tarrant Regional Water District, TX USA & Mexico, IBWC MANY, MANY MORE Lower Colorado River Authority LCRA, TX Tarrant Regional Water District, TX USA & Mexico, IBWC MANY, MANY MORE Leon County, Florida National Capital Area Flood Warning Network Radio System Leon County, Florida National Capital Area Flood Warning Network Radio System

7 FLOOD WARNING SYSTEMS Florida has more lightning strikes than ANY other state! Sutron provided full grounding and lightning rods at all locations. LEON COUNTY CAPITAL AREA NETWORK

8 Leon County Project Details TOTAL OF 14 REMOTE STATIONS Basic real-time rainfall data collection infrastructure to identify developing flood conditions & to notify emergency managers for rapid emergency management response. 2 CENTRAL RECEIVING STATIONS with Software with Software FLOOD WARNING SYSTEMS 5Stream & Rain Stations5Stream & Rain Stations5Stream & Rain Stations5Stream & Rain Stations 1 Stream gage only station 8 Rainfall only stations

9 TYPICAL FIELD INSTALLATIONS Enclosed Pressure-Transducer Streamgage Station Open Bubble Gage-Based Station

10 RAINFALL-ONLY STATIONS Rain Fall Station

11 TYPICAL INSTALLATION LOS RADIO PATH SURVEY WHY? It tells us... If LOS is possible between the remote sites and the Base Station If LOS is possible between the remote sites and the Base Station How good is the signal we will get (choose the type of radios to be used)How good is the signal we will get (choose the type of radios to be used) Height of the towersHeight of the towers Number of repeatersNumber of repeaters $$$$$$

12 TYPICAL INSTALLATION... DATALOGGER 9210 XLite Data Logger9210 XLite Data Logger State-of-the-art technology:State-of-the-art technology: –32 bit 486 Class Processor –Windows CE operating system –Multi-tasking capabilities –Up to three way communications Telephone, LOS Radio, GOES – PCMCIA memory card port for data or programming storage

13 RADIO PATH SURVEY

14 UHF RADIO FEATURES Two-way system – allows remote diagnostics and setupTwo-way system – allows remote diagnostics and setup Error-corrected data transmission – you can believe the numbers you getError-corrected data transmission – you can believe the numbers you get High transmission rates up to 19.2kbps for quick responseHigh transmission rates up to 19.2kbps for quick response User-controlled polling rate PLUS event-based alarm transmissionsUser-controlled polling rate PLUS event-based alarm transmissions

15 BASE STATIONS & SOFTWARE  Leon County Court House  NWS Office on the Florida State University Campus

16 XCONNECT SOFTWARE Sutron’s 4 th generation base station productSutron’s 4 th generation base station product Based on open architecture:Based on open architecture: –Data storage in standard SQL database – user may choose Access, SQL Server, or Oracle –Easy third-party software connections through standard Windows COM and DDE interfaces –Reports developed through inexpensive third-party tools instead of proprietary software (Crystal Reports) –Communications protocol based on ISO layered model that forms the basis of TCP/IP –Web posting through standard features off database

17 XCONNECT SOFTWARE Can run anywhere on the network (standard real-time trending client)

18 XCONNECTXCONNECT Crystal Reports Viewer & Standard Report Set

19 XCONNECTXCONNECT Easy Set-Up Windows

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21 XConnect Web Reports is an Internet Information Server (IIS) web applicationXConnect Web Reports is an Internet Information Server (IIS) web application Uses server-side Active Server Page (ASP) to:Uses server-side Active Server Page (ASP) to: –Accept the user input within browsers –Retrieve the data from database –Format it into Extensible Markup Language (XML) –Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT) to format the data into viewable web pages

22 MAINTENANCE & SUPPORT MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT OF ENTIRE SYSTEM

23 SUTRON IN PUERTO RICO Repeater Station The Automated Dam Data Acquisition & Alarm Reporting System (ADDAARS) 25 SatLink2 GOES Satellite Transmitter/Loggers 15 Bubbler Water Level Sensors 5 XLite Data loggers XConnect Open Database Software Sutron GOES Satellite Receiver Station Sutron Engineering Services Project Value to date: $299,560 USGS Photo of Sutron's XLite

24 Automated Dam Data Acquisition & Alarm Reporting System in Puerto Rico (ADDAARS) In Puerto Rico, a small Caribbean island, the runoff its on average of 70 inches of rain per year is distributed along the northern and southern coastal plains and stored in 36 reservoirs.In Puerto Rico, a small Caribbean island, the runoff its on average of 70 inches of rain per year is distributed along the northern and southern coastal plains and stored in 36 reservoirs.

25 Background...Background... These reservoirs are mostly for irrigation, hydroelectric and domestic purposes, and are concentrated in the south-central region.These reservoirs are mostly for irrigation, hydroelectric and domestic purposes, and are concentrated in the south-central region. Most are located at distant and difficult-to-access sites in regions of varied terrain, which make them hard to monitor.Most are located at distant and difficult-to-access sites in regions of varied terrain, which make them hard to monitor. The majority of the dams were designed and built prior to the 1950’s when the population was about 2.2 million. Since then, the population has almost doubled, resulting in a boom in housing construction, in many cases just below most reservoirsThe majority of the dams were designed and built prior to the 1950’s when the population was about 2.2 million. Since then, the population has almost doubled, resulting in a boom in housing construction, in many cases just below most reservoirs

26 Lago Cerrillos above PonceLago Regulador above IsabelaLago Dagüey above AñascoLago Guayabal above Juana Díaz

27 SCOPESCOPE As a result, along with several other factors such as new design parameters, topography, geology, regional seismicity and age of dams, these dams are now classified as high-hazardAs a result, along with several other factors such as new design parameters, topography, geology, regional seismicity and age of dams, these dams are now classified as high-hazard The Automated Dam Data Acquisition and Alarm Reporting System (ADDAARS) was conceived and designed to obtain, monitor and analyze, in real-time, critical safety parameters such as inflows, outflows, gate openings and lake elevations for 29 principal reservoirsThe Automated Dam Data Acquisition and Alarm Reporting System (ADDAARS) was conceived and designed to obtain, monitor and analyze, in real-time, critical safety parameters such as inflows, outflows, gate openings and lake elevations for 29 principal reservoirs Field Station with Antenna & Solar Panel

28 FLOOD SYSTEM DCP The DCP collects, stores, and prepares data for transmission via:The DCP collects, stores, and prepares data for transmission via: –Satellite –Radio The DCP manages all scheduling of sensor readings and organization of sensor data.The DCP manages all scheduling of sensor readings and organization of sensor data. Water level sensorsWater level sensors –Radar based sensors –Submersible pressure gages –Non-submersible (bubbler) pressure gages PluviometersPluviometers –Tipping bucket rain gages Gate Position sensorsGate Position sensors –Shaft-encoders –Integration with existing sensors (i.e. Modbus)

29 SATELLITE TRANSMITTER The Satellite Transmitter receives data from the DCP and transmits it to the NOAA GOES East satellite.The Satellite Transmitter receives data from the DCP and transmits it to the NOAA GOES East satellite. Satellite communications are one-way from the station to the receive site. All scheduling of satellite transmissions is handled by the DCP and the satellite transmitterSatellite communications are one-way from the station to the receive site. All scheduling of satellite transmissions is handled by the DCP and the satellite transmitter After the DCP is programmed, nothing can be done during an event without reprogramming the DCPAfter the DCP is programmed, nothing can be done during an event without reprogramming the DCP Since all transmissions are scheduled, this is a near real-time system.Since all transmissions are scheduled, this is a near real-time system. During an event, you rely on the DCP to provide you the data you need.During an event, you rely on the DCP to provide you the data you need.

30 Under Normal Conditions data are:Under Normal Conditions data are: –Collected and stored every 5 minutes –Data for every 15 minutes during the last 2 hours are provided to the satellite transmitter –Data are transmitted every 1 hour Since the last 2 hours of data are transmitted every 1 hour, each transmission contains 1 hour of fully redundant dataSince the last 2 hours of data are transmitted every 1 hour, each transmission contains 1 hour of fully redundant data Flow of Data via Satellite LakeStation NOAA / NWS GOES-8 (East) SatellitePREPA Offices in Santurce USGS Guaynabo DatabaseReplication 3 USGS Offices with redundant Internet data: East Coast, Midwest, and West Coast Internet

31 900 MHz Spread Spectrum Radios The radios do not require an FCC license to operate while VHF radios do require a licenseThe radios do not require an FCC license to operate while VHF radios do require a license The radios are subject to less interference when compared to VHF radio frequenciesThe radios are subject to less interference when compared to VHF radio frequencies They have the capability for 10/100 BaseT networking at 512 mbpsThey have the capability for 10/100 BaseT networking at 512 mbps They have two network-routable serial portsThey have two network-routable serial ports

32 USGS Puerto Rico ADDAARS Flow of Data via Satellite & Radio NOAA / NWS GOES-8 (East) Satellite NOAA / NWS GOES-8 (East) Satellite USGS Offices in Guaynabo USGS Offices in Guaynabo Database Replication Database Replication 3 USGS Offices with redundant Internet data: East Coast, Midwest, and West Coast 3 USGS Offices with redundant Internet data: East Coast, Midwest, and West Coast InternetInternet LakeStationLakeStation PREPA Offices in SanturcePREPA Santurce RadioRepeatersRadioRepeaters PREPA Island- wide Network USGS Offices in GuaynaboUSGS Guaynabo DatabaseReplicationDatabaseReplication Field station showing antenna & solar panel

33 HYDROLOGIC DATABASE SOFTWARE Hydrologic database software is used toHydrologic database software is used to –decode satellite and radio transmissions –store the decoded values in a database –display the data in both tabular and graphical format –send alarms via beeper messages, , fax or specialized programs A graphical user interface (GUI) is used for quick and efficient access to data from multiple stations and sensorsA graphical user interface (GUI) is used for quick and efficient access to data from multiple stations and sensors The hydrologic database software provides flexible tools to review satellite and radio data either independently or togetherThe hydrologic database software provides flexible tools to review satellite and radio data either independently or together The database software also facilitates evaluation of the condition of the station and quality of data, as well as provides a wide range of reports to present both summarized and detailed information in printed formThe database software also facilitates evaluation of the condition of the station and quality of data, as well as provides a wide range of reports to present both summarized and detailed information in printed form

34 ALARMSALARMS

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36 REDUNDANT DATA VIA USGS REDUNDANT DATA VIA USGS

37 ADVANTAGES OF A SUTRON SYSTEM ALERT ADVANTAGES ALERT ADVANTAGES – IF the need arises – XConnect software supports a true NWS ALERT- protocol receiver as an input type – ALERT stations can be incorporated along with any other data source – Just define the station as type ALERT MULTIPLE BACK-UP PATHS SUPPPORTED Sutron XConnect provides so many ways to get data from ONE station, all at the same time: MULTIPLE BACK-UP PATHS SUPPPORTED Sutron XConnect provides so many ways to get data from ONE station, all at the same time: – LOS Radio – Direct Wire – All forms of cellular telephone – Dialup telephone – GOES Satellite

38 OPEN ARCHITECTURE Data storage in a standard SQL- compliant relational databaseData storage in a standard SQL- compliant relational database Standard Windows COM and DDE interfaces for 3rd-party software compatibility (WonderWare InTouch, Other MMI packages)Standard Windows COM and DDE interfaces for 3rd-party software compatibility (WonderWare InTouch, Other MMI packages) Database includes all information required for GIS (properly formatted latitude, longitude, and station elevation)Database includes all information required for GIS (properly formatted latitude, longitude, and station elevation) Easy extension & customizationEasy extension & customization Sutron's highly versatile dataloggers can be connected to virtually any hydrologic instrument.Sutron's highly versatile dataloggers can be connected to virtually any hydrologic instrument. Custom or 3rd Party Map DisplaysCustom or 3rd Party Map Displays “Hot points” to see current data

39 Tips. Be Realistic – Designed a Network that you are able to maintain.. Do you Homework – Check out potential suppliers. – How good is their support?


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