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1. (WO2018222193) SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IRRIGATION MONITORING AND LEAK DETECTION

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/222193    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/035362
Publication Date: Fri Dec 07 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Jun 02 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: H02K 7/18
F03B 13/10
Applicants: FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Inventors: HALLSTROM, Jason, O.
SALAMON, Don
ZHAI, Jiannan
KELLEY, Chancey
BROWN, Michael
VAN ZWIETEN, Drew
Title: SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IRRIGATION MONITORING AND LEAK DETECTION
Abstract:
Systems and methods for operating a fluid supply system. The methods comprise: using a micro-turbine and an Energy Harvesting Circuit ("EHC") to harvest energy from a fluid flowing through a pipeline; operating a switch to disconnect the EHC from the micro-turbine when an amount of energy harvested reaches a threshold value; detecting by a sensor device an amount of natural fluid flow through the pipeline while the EHC is disconnected from the micro- turbine; and operating the switch to reconnect the EHC to the micro-turbine after the amount of natural fluid flow has been detected.