Assoc.Prof. Anan Phonphoem, Ph.D.
Afiliation: Kasetsart University
Title: Low-Cost Wireless Sensor and Communication System for Landslide Monitoring and Assessment
Thailand is located in the tropical area with high amount on rainfall for certain months in each year. Areas closed to the mountain with landslide hazard are scattered in the country. Accurate rainfall information are vitally important to the local people. Normally, the rainfall data collectors mostly placed in the convenient places for installation and maintenance such as district or village head office. However, the most effective location for sensing and gathering data should be the place closed to the source of the landslide such as the top and surrounding mountain areas. Also traditionally, to quickly and accurately monitor the situation, human staff and simple tools such as rain gauges are required to operate. Recently, in Krabi province, we have deployed a low-cost wireless sensors along with both short range and long range communication system for landslide hazard assessment. In addition, a debris flow detector enhanced with the wireless communication unit is installed in the area to immediately send alarm once the land slide has been detected. Villagers in the area and landslide researchers can access the current system status and monitoring information via our web-based monitoring system.
Anan Phonphoem received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (2000) from University of Massachusetts Amherst, M.S. in Computer Engineering (1996) from University of Southern California (USC), and B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering (1990) from Prince of Songkla University, Thailand. He is currently an Associate Professor and the director of the Intelligent Wireless Network Group (IWING) at Computer Engineering Department, Kasetsart University, Thailand. His research interests include wireless networks, ad hoc, performance evaluation, and protocol design and analysis.