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A flood warning system is to be procured which will give early warning of possible flood dangers to sites that are threatened by floods.

A flood warning system is to be procured which will give early warning of possible flood dangers to sites that are threatened by floods. The system will include a set of sensors to monitor the rate of change of river levels, links to a meteorological system giving weather forecasts, links to the communication systems of emergency services (police, coastguard, etc.), video monitors installed at selected locations, and a control room equipped with operator consoles and video monitors.

Controllers can access database information and switch video displays. The system database includes information about the sensors, the location of sites at risk and the threat conditions for these sites (e.g., high tide, southwesterly winds), tide tables for coastal sites, the inventory and location of flood control equipment, contact details for emergency services, local radio stations, and so on.

Draw a block diagram of a possible architecture for such a system. You should identify the principal sub-systems and the links between them.

This question was asked on May 17, 2010.

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