- First Ever Local Government Demonstration Tests Utilizing Fiber Optics Networks for Passive Disaster Prevention Sensors (Rain Gauges and Water Level Gauges) -
April 4, 2014
NTT Data Chugoku Company
Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
Nippon COMSYS Corporation, Chugoku Branch
NTT Data Chugoku Company (President: Kazuhiro Nishimura; Headquarters: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture), Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (President: Mitsuyoshi Shibata; Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo), and Nippon COMSYS Corporation, Chugoku Branch (Branch General Manager: Hiroshi Watanabe; Chugoku Branch location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture) have jointly launched demonstration tests in Kagamino Town, Okayama Prefecture for passive disaster prevention sensors with the aim of reducing the damage caused by natural disasters.
The demonstration tests are being implemented to build systems capable of carrying out real-time monitoring of conditions during periods of sudden torrential rain, which have become more frequent in recent years, by identifying dangerous locations as quickly as possible and giving rapid and detailed predictions of when dangerous situations will arise.
Background and Aims
In recent years, extensive damage has been caused by sudden and localized torrential rain. There are limits to how much can be done to address this problem using structural measures alone, and there is an urgent need to provide an integrated approach that includes non-structural measures. In order to prevent damage from sudden torrential rain, there is a need to collect real-time information on flooding and rain volumes across a broad area. A need has arisen to identify detailed information in each region using the independent measurements...