University of Florida

Irrigation Controllers – Current Projects

EPA SWAT Test Update

Sponsor: Eastern Research Group

Timeline: 7/1/2010 – 12/31/2010


Since the completion of the official EPA SWAT test for Climatologically Based Controller Draft 8 Protocol, data has continued to be collected and recorded from the SWAT controllers.  It is desired to further analyze this data and update the SWAT analysis.  The following task is associated with this effort.

Task 1:  Update the SWAT analysis for all existing data collected to date. 

  1. Data collected from March 2009 through May 2010 will be analyzed for a range of conditions to include rainy/dry as well as high/low ET periods.  A minimum of four 60 day periods will be selected for analysis.
  2. Add in the check for 3 d maximum missing and 2 d consecutive maximum missing weather data, and the 3 minute minimum run time assessment. 
  3. Revise the analysis spreadsheet for website posting as necessary.
  4. Develop a final report that shows the update of the SWAT analysis.