Artificial Intelligence (AI) Based Continuous Active Acoustic Leak Detection
The project’s goal is to demonstrate a long-term, AI-enhanced active continuous monitoring leak detection and localization technology in a water distribution system. NAVFAC will be teaming with UCLA and Digital Water Solutions to add low frequency sonar and active AI analysis to a pre-existing acoustic leak detection system. Since low frequency sonar has never been used within potable water pipe networks, new methods must be tested to boost operational range. The goal for interns is to develop sonar transmitter mounting and placement options for installation and operation at the demonstration site. Physical 3D models of the transmitter have been produced and compared against the dimensions of possible pipe insertion points. Due to time and material constraints, all field experimentation will take place in 2024.