Wireless Sensor Network Applied to Precision Agriculture: A Technical Case Study at the Technical University of Manabí

Marely Rosario Cruz del Felipe, Maikel Leyva Vázquez, Jorge Luis Piguave Bermello

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunication, Smart Technologies and Innovation for Society - Proceedings of CITIS 2021
EditorsÁlvaro Rocha, Paulo Carlos López-López, Juan Pablo Salgado-Guerrero
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages525-534
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789811641251
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event7th International Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation for Society, CITIS 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 26 May 202128 May 2021

Publication series

NameSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
Volume252
ISSN (Print)2190-3018
ISSN (Electronic)2190-3026

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation for Society, CITIS 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period26/05/2128/05/21

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.

Keywords

  • Agriculture
  • IoT
  • Wireless sensor networks

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