Monitoring and irrigation of an urban garden using IoT

Gabriela Carrion, Monica Huerta, Boris Barzallo

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Abstract

The traditional methods used in agriculture often have disadvantages related to consumption, management and conservation of water for irrigation. The emergence of new technologies such as Internet of Things and information management has accelerated the develop of 'modern agricuture' by mitigating or at best eliminating the problems mentioned above. In this paper is presented the design and implementation of an embedded system that uses Internet of Things and a set of sensors and actuators to allow the monitoring of climatic variables and irrigation of an urban garden located in the parking facilities of the Universidad Politécnica Salesiana. Sensors measure parameters such as environmental humidity and temperature, soil moisture and temperature, CO2 levels, luminosity and crop presence; processed within an ATMEL microcontroller,which takes decisions for irrigation based on crop requirements. This information is received by the remote server through the WiFi protocol, which stores it in the cloud within a database and sends it to the client computer or mobile device, who will be able to access this data in real time from any location where it has access to the Internet.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Colombian Conference on Communications and Computing, COLCOM 2018 - Proceedings
EditorsDiana Briceno Rodriguez
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538668207
DOIs
StatePublished - 14 Sep 2018
Event2018 IEEE Colombian Conference on Communications and Computing, COLCOM 2018 - Medellin, Colombia
Duration: 16 May 201818 May 2018

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE Colombian Conference on Communications and Computing, COLCOM 2018 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE Colombian Conference on Communications and Computing, COLCOM 2018
Country/TerritoryColombia
CityMedellin
Period16/05/1818/05/18

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the Thematic Network: RiegoNets (CYTED project 514RT0486) and PLATANO project from Universidad Politécnica Salesiana, Cuenca, Ecuador.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 IEEE.

Keywords

  • intelligent irrigation
  • IoT
  • monitoring system
  • MySQL database
  • Rurban garden

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