Paper Title
Data Acquisition System with Hydrophone Sensor in Pipeline Leak Detection

This paper describes in detail, a data acquisition system and the measurement results for pipeline leak detection. The data acquisition system has a software platform to perform signal analytics; hardware for acquiring sensor data and perform signal processing; and a hydrophone sensor for acquiring acoustic signals. The data acquisition system was used to acquire data from packaged hydrophone sensors which were deployed to monitor the acoustic in a water pipeline under a laboratory condition. Data analysis using both transient and spectral interrogation methods showed that from captured data, it was possible to clearly identify water flow disturbances due to leakages. Keywords - Data Acquisition, Signal processing, background noise cancellation, water leak, acoustic.