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WSN hardware prototype for irrigation control and multi-parameter plant growth monitoring using iot
K. Joshi, S. Jain,
Published in Blue Eyes Intelligence Engineering and Sciences Publication
Volume: 8
Issue: 6
Pages: 1643 - 1650
The agriculture sector has always been a crucial factor in India’s growth. It is utmost important to bring efficiency and precision in farming. This paper proposes the use of a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) to develop an automated and intelligent irrigation system. The SENSEnuts embedded platform is used to create and maintain the WSN. The proposed system uses soil moisture data from different nodes which are deployed at various locations in the crop field. The nodes form a WSN. Each node (consisting of NXP JN5168, a 32-bit microcontroller) collects the data regarding the soil moisture and transmits it to the coordinating station (through Zigbee) which then takes the decision on whether or not to activate the sprinkler/motor pump. The decision is communicated to the corresponding node for further action. This enables precise watering only in the dry portion of the cultivation field and reduces the wastage of water or overwatering other moist areas. Apart from the soil moisture data, readings from the temperature, light, and humidity sensors are also transmitted to the coordinator. Such data is useful for indoor, underground or nursery crop monitoring. A working prototype of the proposed WSN is made and the functionality is verified. The data from various sensors is uploaded to the Thing Speak Internet of Things (IoT) platform for remote monitoring and further data analytics. ©BEIESP.
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JournalInternational Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering
PublisherBlue Eyes Intelligence Engineering and Sciences Publication