Today, the use of technologies in agriculture, which is called precision agriculture, is increasingly necessary to improve crop yields. One of the most widely used technologies is wireless sensor networks (WSN). This article deals with the development, implementation, and evaluation of a network of wireless sensors applied to precision agriculture at the Faculty of Agriculture of the Technical University of Manabí to study environmental phenomena in crops. The sensor network collects data on environmental variables such as soil moisture, temperature, and ambient humidity. This data is sent wirelessly to a head node responsible for uploading the information to an Internet of Things (IoT) platform. The tools used were Arduino Mega Rev3 as main coordination node board, Arduino Pro mini, XBee S2c devices for wireless communication, DHT-22 and YL-69 sensors to obtain environmental information and rechargeable batteries with solar panels. Custom Arduino libraries were used to enable Arduino sleep mode and achieve power savings.
|Title of host publication||Communication, Smart Technologies and Innovation for Society - Proceedings of CITIS 2021|
|Editors||Álvaro Rocha, Paulo Carlos López-López, Juan Pablo Salgado-Guerrero|
|Publisher||Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - 2022|
|Event||7th International Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation for Society, CITIS 2021 - Virtual, Online|
Duration: 26 May 2021 → 28 May 2021
|Name||Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies|
|Conference||7th International Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation for Society, CITIS 2021|
|Period||26/05/21 → 28/05/21|
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