Development of a Sensor Node for Precision Horticulture
AbstractThis paper presents the design of a new wireless sensor node (GAIA Soil-Mote) for precision horticulture applications which permits the use of precision agricultural instruments based on the SDI-12 standard. Wireless communication is achieved with a transceiver compliant with the IEEE 802.15.4 standard. The GAIA Soil-Mote software implementation is based on TinyOS. A two-phase methodology was devised to validate the design of this sensor node. The first phase consisted of laboratory validation of the proposed hardware and software solution, including a study on power consumption and autonomy. The second phase consisted of implementing a monitoring application in a real broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. var Marathon) crop in Campo de Cartagena in south-east Spain. In this way the sensor node was validated in real operating conditions. This type of application was chosen because there is a large potential market for it in the farming sector, especially for the development of precision agriculture applications.
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López, J.A.; Soto, F.; Sánchez, P.; Iborra, A.; Suardiaz, J.; Vera, J.A. Development of a Sensor Node for Precision Horticulture. Sensors 2009, 9, 3240-3255.
López JA, Soto F, Sánchez P, Iborra A, Suardiaz J, Vera JA. Development of a Sensor Node for Precision Horticulture. Sensors. 2009; 9(5):3240-3255.Chicago/Turabian Style
López, Juan A.; Soto, Fulgencio; Sánchez, Pedro; Iborra, Andrés; Suardiaz, Juan; Vera, Juan A. 2009. "Development of a Sensor Node for Precision Horticulture." Sensors 9, no. 5: 3240-3255.